Dauphin County moving polling places to comply with ADA

Harrisburg

A Justice Department survey found many of Dauphin County’s polling places are not ADA compliant. The county is working with the U.S. Attorney’s Office to make the proper changes.

The county plans to make changes like widening handicap parking spots and adding ramps to some locations. Polling places in Steelton and Derry Township have already been relocated.

“Whether they have to use a wheelchair or whatever other disabilities they may have, they can still exercise their right to vote, which is the utmost important thing, that every vote counts. If someone wants to cast a vote, they can do that,” said Chad Saylor, the county’s chief clerk.

The county plans to implement all changes by 2020.

It does not know how much the changes will cost.

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