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Making the Polls Accessible

Making the Polls Accessible

The Board has made a concerted effort to increase the polling place accessibility for senior citizens and handicapped voters by removing physical barriers to the voting area at New York City polling sites.


The effort includes:


  • Installation of curb cuts to assist voters with wheelchairs in gaining access from street level.

  • Construction of building ramps or temporary ramps for voters with canes or wheelchairs.

  • Miscellaneous repairs to doors, handrails, light fixtures, and walkways.


In some cases, polling places have been relocated to more accessible buildings within the same Election District. 99% of all city polling sites are now barrier free, however, problems remain at some sites. If you feel that your site is inaccessible, call the Voter Registration Unit of your local Borough office for information.