DRNJ Logo

Advocating and advancing the human, civil and legal rights of persons with disabilities

 

PAVA Program

What is PAVA?

The PAVA program was created by the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA). The purpose of this program is to ensure full participation in the electoral process for individuals with disabilities, including registering to vote, casting a vote and accessing polling places.

Administration for Children, Youth and Families, Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD) in the federal Department of Health and Human Services administers the PAVA program.

PAVA Services

The PAVA program provides the following services:

  • informs people with disabilities of their voting rights and provides them with accessible voter information authored by the League of Women Voters of New Jersey;

  • provides people with disabilities with the opportunity to register to vote;individual and systemic advocacy;

  • provides training and education programs to increase informed voting by people with disabilities living in institutional settings and in the community; and,

  • ensures that people with disabilities, regardless of disability, have the opportunity to vote by having attorneys available in every county on Election Day to provide legal representation and technical assistance.

Who is eligible for PAVA Services?

PAVA services are available to individuals with a disability.

Useful Resources

Assistive Technology and Voting Rights for Persons with Disabilities (pdf)

Voting: It's Your Right (pdf)

Voting: It's Your Right in Spanish (pdf)

Useful Links

Federal Election Commission http://www.fec.gov/hava

League of Women Voters http://www.lwvnj.org

Register to Vote in New Jersey http://www.state.nj.us/lps/elections/electionshome.html

Voter Information http://www.napas.org/HAVA/general_resources_home.htm

Election Assitance Commission Video http://www.eac.gov/making_polling_places_accessible

 

Traumatic Brain Injury Resources

Grievance and Appeal Policy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Jersey's designated protection and advocacy system for people with disabilities


Disability Rights New Jersey
210 S Broad Street, 3rd Floor
Trenton, New Jersey 08608
1.800.922.7233 (in NJ only) • 1.609.292.9742 (Voice)
1.609.777.0187 (Fax) • 1.609.633.7106 (TTY)
Email Us

Legal Disclaimer

DRNJ is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides services to all persons with disabilities regardless of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, marital status, familial status, sex, sexual or affectional orientation, ancestry or disability. Any concerns regarding the agency’s compliance with these non-discrimination efforts may be brought to the attention of the Executive Director.

Viewers are encouraged to download and reproduce content from this website. When doing so, it is requested that you give appropriate credit to DRNJ.