Dozens of mentally disabled registered in stepped-up efforts by state


The National Voter Registration Act of 1993

A July 2009 guide to disability rights laws published by the U.S. Department of Justice includes a section on the NVRA, aka the Motor Voter Act. “One of the basic purposes of the act is to increase the historically low registration rates of minorities and persons with disabilities that have resulted from discrimination,” the guide says. “The Motor Voter Act requires all offices of state-funded programs that are primarily engaged in providing services to persons with disabilities to provide all program applicants with voter registration forms, to assist them in completing the forms, and to transmit completed forms to the appropriate State official.”

To assist agencies in complying with the Motor Voter Act, DHHS published the Agency Voter Registration Manual. According to the manual, each service provider “must offer the voter registration form at first contact or upon renewal of services. The purpose of the new law is to make the voter registration process more simple and accessible.”

If a client claims to be registered, “note the fact in the transaction record and move on,” the guide states. “If he/she is not registered and declines to register at that time, ask him/her to sign the declination portion of the voter registration form. If he/she refuses, you should print the customer’s name and date of birth, initial the declination, and print the transaction date.”

Chapel Hill Killer Registered At and Voted From Mental Hospital

Dozens of mentally disabled registered in stepped-up efforts by state


2 comments on “Dozens of mentally disabled registered in stepped-up efforts by state

  1. All this info should be published in newspapers everywhere prior to the elctions. Who monitors the election booths? Boxes? If Americans want to live in a free and’brave’ way… Vote right and outvote the wrong people. Do not vote for Obama. But, i’m afraid no one listens anymore and you will do what you did when he was voted in. Big shows… then nothing. Sorru, this is my honest opinion. America used to lead. Now no other country wants to follow you. Unless you get the REAL Americans to lead again.

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