Disability Rights Ohio worked as liaison to SABE USA for their voting project
November 19, 2012 / voting
Disability Rights Ohio is pleased to have acted as a liaison to Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) USA for their voting project. Our job was to assist SABE’s self-advocates who were interviewing people with a disability about their experience voting.
SABE contacted Disability Rights Ohio with a concern about SABE’s exit polling. Ohio has a 100-foot neutral zone rule around the entrance to a polling location. SABE needed to know if that neutral zone applied to the accessible entrance, which was on the opposite side of the building from the main entrance. One of our attorneys did research and concluded that the SABE was very likely not limited to this 100-foot neutral zone. SABE decided to maintain a little distance from the accessible entrance just to avoid any problems. This worked well for them and they had no further legal problems that day.