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Help America Vote Act Program (HAVA)

Program Description

Congress passed the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to improve the administration of elections in the United States. States are provided funding to replace outdated voting systems and are to create minimum standards to follow in key areas of election administration. Among other things, these key areas include voting systems, voting accessibility, statewide computerized voter registration lists, provisional voting, voter education, and voter registration by mail. dLCV monitors the way the Act is carried out with regard to persons with disabilities. dLCV surveys polling sites across the state to make sure they are accessible for persons with visual, sensory, and mobility impairments; provides voting rights information to persons with disabilities; provides voter registration materials to the public; and provides technical assistance, legal advocacy, and legal representation to persons who have been discriminated against in the voting process.

Program Address

1910 Byrd Avenue, Suite 5, Richmond, Virginia, 23230

Classification

Advocacy, Civil RightsSocial Action

Location

Henrico

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