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Election 2000 aftermath: who was able to vote? (News).

The good news? The Harris Poll reports that 41% of people with disabilities voted in the last presidential election, a big increase from the 30% who voted in 1996.

The bad news? Voting problems in Florida got the lion's share of media attention--but inaccessible polling places, unwieldy voting systems, unreadable or confusing ballots, and glitches in voter registries made it impossible for many to successfully cast their votes.

The National Organization for Disabilities (NOD) believes all polling places should conform to the accessibility standards set out in the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act. NOD is collecting information on voting problems experienced by people with disabilities. If you had a problem on Election Day 2000, send NOD an e-mail at <vote@nod.org> or call 202-293-5960 and ask to speak to Adina Topfer or Jim Dickson. For further information check out NOD's Web site: <www.nod.org>.
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