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Chapter Nine: Accessibility

1. What is the basic requirement under the Help America Vote Act of 2002 in regards to accessibility?

            a. That all polling places be accessible to voters with disabilities

b. That at least half of every county’s polling places be accessible to voters with disabilities

c. That at least half of every state’s polling places be accessible to voters with disabilities

d. The Help America Vote Act does not contain any accessibility provisions

 

2. What is a poll worker’s basic responsibility in regards to accessibility at polling places?

            a. To have personal experience with every kind of disability

            b. To memorize every aspect of how accessible voting equipment works

c. Poll workers should familiarize themselves with the accessibility features and equipment in their polling place

d. Poll workers have no responsibility in regards to accessibility at polling places

 

3. How should a poll worker greet a visually impaired person?

a. Verbally greet a visually impaired voter by telling them who and where you are in the polling place

            b. Hand gestures

            c. Smoke signals

            d. Only greet the person who is accompanying the voter

 

4. When should a poll worker assist a voter with moving around the polling place either in a wheelchair or otherwise?

            a. When it is time for the voter to vote

            b. As soon as they enter the polling place

            c. Only after asking permission

            d. A poll worker should never assist a voter with moving around the polling place

 

5. If a voter with disabilities enters a polling place with a companion, who should the poll worker speak to?

            a. Speak only to the person accompanying the voter

            b. Say hello to the voter but speak mainly to the person accompanying the voter

            c. Don’t speak to either the voter or to the person accompanying the voter

            d. Speak directly to the voter

 

6. How should a poll worker communicate with a voter with a hearing impairment?

            a. Poll workers should yell instructions to voters with hearing impairments

b. Poll workers should speak calmly, slowly, and directly to voters with hearing impairments or communicate by writing a note to the voter

            c. Poll workers should speak very quietly to voters with hearing impairments

            d. Poll workers should never speak to voters with hearing impairments

 

7. Should dogs assisting voters be allowed in the polling place?

            a. No

            b. It depends on the breed of the dog

            c. Yes

            d. Only if no poll workers have are allergic to dogs

 

8. When can a voter be assisted in the voting booth?

a. If the voter has a disability or is unable to read or write English and the voter, before entering the voting booth, requests assistance

            b. Voters can never be assisted in the voting booth

            c. If the voter requests assistance before entering the voting booth

d. If the voter has a disability or is unable to read or write Spanish and the voter enters the voting booth and then asks for assistance

 

9. Who can assist a voter in the voting booth?

            a. Employers, union representatives, but not relatives

            b. Relatives only

            c. Only judges may assist voters

d. A relative, friend, or both precinct judges, but not an employer or union representative

 

10. Anyone who assists a voter must complete one form?

            a. A voter registration application

            b. PRE-4

c. A PRE-3 Affidavit of Voter Assistance must be completed by a person assisting a voter prior to assisting the voter in the voting booth

d. None of the above

 

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