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Nearly 28 years since the passing of the American’s with Disabilities Act, some polling places and voting systems still are not accessible.
The Government Accountability Office released a report today based on its review of polling places and stations in the 2016 election.
It gathered data for 178 polling places and found that 60 percent had barriers, including “steep ramps located outside buildings, lack of signs indicating accessible paths, and poor parking or path surfaces.”
The Help America Vote Act of 2002 required, among other things, that polling places be accessible and have at least one accessible voting machine ...
Posted: Oct. 17, 2016 | Tags: elections
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The 2016 presidential election’s effect on free speech comes with a good-news-bad-news message: The Supreme Court is likely to continue protecting free speech for reporters and the public, but “secrecy creep” will probably worsen in executive agencies and the White House.
A bipartisan trend towards less transparency, “secrecy creep” results in less information for the press and the public, Katie Townsend, litigation director for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, said. She made her comments during a National Press Club Journalism Institute panel discussion Wednesday.
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