dLCV is mandated by the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (PL 107-252) to advocate for the rights of Virginia voters with disabilities. Through dLCV’s Protection and Advocacy for Voter Access (PAVA) program, we survey polling sites on Election Day to determine if sites are accessible and take corrective action if sites are not accessible.
This page provides information about the recent changes to absentee and curbside voting in Virginia.
Virginia will permanently make its elections accessible and safe for voters with disabilities such as blindness
The General Assembly is now in its final week. The legislature is scheduled to end its session a week from today, March 1, 2021. Committees must conclude their work early this week in order for any remaining bills to make their way through the rest of the process. Significant bills expanding voting protections for people with disabilities are nearing final days of work.
Here are some of the bills that the General Assembly will work on, to improve the ability for Virginians with disabilities to have full access to the right to vote.
dLCV educates policy makers about the potential impact of legislative proposals, and we have been very busy so far.