In response to our lawsuit on behalf of several voters with disabilities, the American Council of the Blind of Virginia, and the National Federation of the Blind of Virginia, the Commonwealth has agreed to provide an absentee ballot option that is accessible and can be marked electronically in time for the November election.
“My clients are courageous individuals with print disabilities who should be able to engage in activities many of us take for granted. That’s why it is especially gratifying to help ensure that they will be able to exercise the most cherished right offered in a democracy – the right to vote privately and independently — on equal terms with other voters.” – Steven Hollman, Sheppard Mullin and member of Committee Board of Directors
“The Washington Lawyers’ Committee is one of our best partners. The first time they came over, they listened to us. They understand that knowledge exists in lots of different places and didn’t act like lawyers know more than the citizens. With their help, we’re going to keep hundreds and thousands of people in this city.”