Introduction to Voting Accessibility

All Wisconsin voters have a right to cast a ballot privately and independently at their polling place on Election Day.  The Wisconsin Elections Commission is committed to ensuring that all polling places in Wisconsin are accessible to all voters.  The Help America Vote Act (HAVA) requires that every polling place in the State of Wisconsin meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility standards.  

The WEC conducts audits of polling places around the state for each election and uses the results of those audits to work with municipalities to address identified problems and improve accessibility.  WEC. analyzes and uses information gathered during polling place audits to improve and update clerk and poll worker training materials and voter outreach information.  This data is also used to inform the Wisconsin State Legislature about the barriers that citizens with disabilities face when voting.