Fairfax County Voters with Disabilities: Are You Ready for the November 2014 Election?

September 2, 2014 in Advocacy & Access, Community Events

 

 

Big changes are coming to Fairfax County for the November 4, 2014 election, and they could impact you when you go to your polling place on Election Day.  New Photo Voter ID Requirements and a new voting system will be in place for the first time.  That’s why the Fairfax County Office of Elections and the Fairfax Area Disability Services Board are teaming up to invite you to come try out the accessible features of the new ES&S Express Vote machines and to get your new Virginia Voter Photo ID Card so you’ll be fully prepared for the next election.

When: Monday September 8 from 6-8:30 p.m.

  • 6-7:30p.m.—Voting Machine Testing and Voter Photo ID Card Distribution
  • 7:30-8:30 p.m.—Public Comment and Fairfax County Office of Elections presentation to the Fairfax Area Disability Services Board

Where:  Fairfax County Government Center
12000 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, Virginia 22035
Conference Rooms 2/3

This is your opportunity to make sure that you won’t run into any barriers when you cast your ballot on Election Day, and to share your experiences as a voter with a disability with the Fairfax Area Disability Services Board and the Fairfax County Office of Elections, so don’t miss out!

For more information, or to request an ADA reasonable accommodation, contact Matthew Barkley at Voice: 703-324-5868, TTY: 703-449-1186 or emailmatthew.barkley@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Here’s a complete list of times and locations for other opportunities to become more familiar with the new voting machines.

Thank you for helping the FA-DSB make sure that people with disabilities of all ages are fully included in all aspects of mainstream community life!

Matthew Barkley
Director of Disability Services Planning and Development
12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 708
Fairfax, Virginia 22035-1104
Voice: 703-324-5868
TTY: 703-449-1186
E-Mail: matthew.barkley@fairfaxcounty.gov
Web: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/disabilities/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fairfaxcountydisabilities
Access Fairfax E-Newsletter: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/disabilities/e-newsletter.htm