Jefferson County Board of Elections

Overview: 

On July 20, 2022, the United States executed a Settlement Agreement with the Jefferson County, Kentucky Board of Elections, under Title II of the ADA to ensure that its polling places are accessible during elections to individuals with disabilities. Under the terms of the settlement agreement, the Jefferson County Board will immediately begin remediation of its voting program. To make its selected polling places accessible, the Jefferson County Board will employ temporary measures, such as portable ramps, signage, and propped-open doors. The Jefferson County Board will also train its poll workers and other elections staff on the requirements of the ADA and how to properly employ temporary measures so that each polling place is accessible during elections.

Press Release

Case Open Date: 
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Case Name: 
Jefferson County Board of Elections
Topic: 
Civil Rights
Tags: 
Program access
Voting / polling places
Component: 
Civil Rights Division
Civil Rights - Disability Rights Section
Updated July 21, 2022