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Politics & Government
Wed October 31, 2012
Disability rights group faults Detroit for accessibility problems at polling sites
A disability rights group says far too many polling locations in the city of Detroit have accessibility problems for disabled voters.
Chris Rodriguez is with Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service. He says the group visited 70 polling sites during the August primary, and found problems with almost all of them. Rodriguez says the problems at many sites were "egregious."
"When I say egregious I mean not just, you know, a sign might not be at the right height," Rodriguez said. "I'm talking about stairs... completely inaccessible locations to vote."
City officials dispute the group's claims. Rodriguez says in written correspondence, the city clerk has said it's found only seven polling sites were out of compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Rodriguez says litigation could be the next step if the city fails to correct the problems.