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Useful tips for senior voters

Senior Living Q & A

June 03, 2010|Nancy Turney

Q. What accommodations are made at the polling place for voters with disabilities? Sharon, La Cañada

In addition to permanent absentee ballots, and in compliance with federal and state law, the following services are provided to voters with disabilities:

• Accessible polling places. The international symbol of access is used on the sample ballot booklet to identify accessible polling places.

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• Wheelchair-accessible voting booths at all Los Angeles County polling places.

• Large-type voting instructions and magnifying devices at polling places.

• Large ball voting stylus for voters with grasping difficulties.

• Curbside voting. Voters who cannot get inside the polling place because of architectural barriers or other limitations may request to vote "curbside" (outside of the poll location). A poll worker will bring a ballot and punching device outside and assist the voters in casting a ballot.

• Telecommunications Device for the Deaf for the hearing impaired. The assistance number is (562) 462-2259.

• Recorded cassette tapes with state and county ballot measures at city and county libraries, the Braille Institute (323) 663-1111 and the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk's office in Norwalk (562) 466-1310.

• Poll worker assistance at precinct polling places.

If you have additional questions, you may call the County Registrar of Voters at (800) 815-2666.

More detailed information is also available at www.lavote.net.

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