City of Alexandria, VA
Voter Services for Persons with Disabilities
The Alexandria Electoral Board and Voter Registration Office make every reasonable effort to see that all voters have full access to voter registration and voting within the City of Alexandria. In particular, the Board seeks to establish and maintain polling places and voting systems that are compliant with laws covering the accessibility of persons with disabilities.
As the Board formulates precinct recommendations to city council the issue of maintaining and improving accessibility is high on the list of criteria for establishing polling places. In addition, the Board closely consulted the Alexandria Commission on Persons with Disabilities when considering various voting systems and ultimately selecting eSlate, easily the most accessible voting system available.
While the Board recognizes the necessity of maintaining fully accessible polling places, due to the nature of some disabilities and the preference of some who have disabilities, the law provides for alternatives to regular polling place voting. The following voting methods are available to persons with disabilities, injuries, or illnesses:
The Virginia State Board of Elections in 2006, recognized Alexandria for bringing all polling places in full compliance with state and federal accessibility standards.
All requests for reasonable accommodation due to disability should be made to the Office of Voter Registration and Elections with at least 48 hours notice. Call 703.746.4050.
The TTY number for hearing impaired persons is 703.838.5056.