Voters With Disabilities to Skip Lines


Voters with disabilities and those over 70 will be able to go to the front of the line the next time Alabama has an election. Governor Robert Bentley has signed into law a bill that allows those voters to skip the long lines at polling booths. The bill was sponsored by State Representative David Standridge of Hayden, who once served as a probate judge. He says he has seen many times when this law would have been useful to people who had difficulty exercising their right to vote. The chief election official at each polling place in the state will put up a notice telling voters about this new law, and voters are not required to tell anyone why they are asking for the special assistance.

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