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.
for Children, Youth and Families, Administration on Developmental
Disabilities (ADD) in the federal Department of Health and Human
Services administers the PAVA program.
program provides the following services:
people with disabilities of their voting rights and provides
them with accessible voter information authored by the League
of Women Voters of New Jersey;
people with disabilities with the opportunity to register to
vote;individual and systemic advocacy;
training and education programs to increase informed voting
by people with disabilities living in institutional settings
and in the community; and,
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
is eligible for PAVA Services?
services are available to individuals with a disability.
Technology and Voting Rights for Persons with Disabilities
It's Your Right (pdf)
It's Your Right in Spanish (pdf)
Election Commission http://www.fec.gov/hava
of Women Voters http://www.lwvnj.org
to Vote in New Jersey http://www.state.nj.us/lps/elections/electionshome.html
Assitance Commission Video http://www.eac.gov/making_polling_places_accessible