Democrats working to increase access to ballot box
(Apr. 25) – Rep. Meg Froelich’s bill to increase voting access for people with disabilities unanimously passed out of the House. This important legislation would give voters with disabilities greater access to the ballot box in order to fit their specific needs.
“It’s important that we provide equal and secure access to the ballot box for all Coloradans and stop the disenfranchisement of voters,” said Rep. Froelich, D-Englewood. “We should never disqualify individuals from voting and participating in our democratic process based on a disability.”
If signed into law, this bill would require the Secretary of State to establish a process to enable voters with disabilities to mark a paper ballot using nonvisual access or low vision access technology whether the voter is voting in a mail ballot election or voting at a polling location.
SB19-202 was approved on a unanimous vote. The bill now heads back to the Senate for approval of amendments.