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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Central District of California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 23, 2020

U.S. Attorney’s Office to Monitor Los Angeles County Vote Centers for Compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act

          LOS ANGELES – The United States Attorney’s Office will deploy personnel to monitor Los Angeles County vote centers for their compliance with federal accessibility law for people with physical disabilities during the election period that begins October 24 and continues through November 3.

          Specifically, the U.S. Attorney’s Office will monitor Los Angeles County vote centers for their compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for people with mobility and vision disabilities.

          The monitoring is part of the Justice Department’s ADA Voting Initiative, which focuses on protecting the voting rights of individuals with disabilities. A hallmark of the ADA Voting Initiative is its collaboration with local officials to increase accessibility at polling places. Through this initiative, the Justice Department has surveyed more than 2,200 polling places across the nation and has increased accessibility in more than three dozen jurisdictions.

          Individuals who believe they might have been victims of discrimination in voting, including because of disability, may call the U.S. Attorney’s Office at (213) 894-2879, email USACAC.CV-CivilRights@usdoj.gov, or complete and submit this form.

          This year marks the ADA’s 30th anniversary. The Department of Justice – including the U.S. Attorney’s Office – plays a central role in advancing the nation’s goal of equal opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency for people with disabilities. The Justice Department will continue to use its enforcement and technical assistance tools to eliminate unlawful discrimination against people with disabilities.

          For more information about the ADA, please call the toll-free ADA Information Line at (800) 514-0301 or (800) 514-0383 (TDD), or access the ADA website at http://www.ada.gov.

Topic(s): 
Civil Rights
Contact: 
Ciaran McEvoy Public Information Officer United States Attorney’s Office Central District of California (Los Angeles) (213) 894-4465
Press Release Number: 
20-207
Updated October 23, 2020