The goal of the Protection and Advocacy for Voting Access (PAVA) program is to ensure full participation in all aspects of the voting process for people with disabilities to include registering to vote, casting ballots, and accessing polling places. Call P&A if you have questions about voting, would like to host a voting rights training, or need to report a problem.
Voting Absentee During Covid-19
The Continued Suppression of Voters with Disabilities in South Carolina
Polling Place Accessibility Report–Lexington County
Charleston Special Election Report 2013
Resources for County Election Commissions
Tips for Serving Voters with Disabilities
Poll Worker Pocket Guide on Accessibility
SC DisAbility Voting Coalition Materials
P&A is a proud member of the SC Disability Voting Coalition. This is a non-partisan coalition dedicated to increasing the number of people with disabilities who vote through voter education and improved access to the voting process. The coalition is comprised of more than 40 non-profit and state agencies. To find out more about the coalition go to their facebook page.
South Carolina Disability Voting Coalition Brochure
Resource Manual–Voting Rights for People with Disabilities in SC
SC State Election Commission Resources
ADA Checklist for Polling Places; US Department of Justice, 2016
The Experience of Voters with Disabilities in the 2012 Election Cycle
Presidential Commission on Election Administration Report 2014
Vote It’s Your Right. A Guide to the Voting Rights of People with Mental Disabilities
P&A and the SC DisAbility Voting Coalition are proud to release the following videos on the voting rights of individuals with disabilities in South Carolina. Each video addresses a different voting topic to include how to register to vote, the different ways a person with a disability can vote, and accessibility challenges that may exist at polling places.
Registering to Vote from Elephant Room Media on Youtube.
Ways to Vote from Elephant Room Media on Youtube.
Voting Accessibility in SC from Elephant Room Media on Youtube.