Key Takeaways

  • Introduced by Senators Bob Casey and Amy Klobuchar, this one pager breaks down what is the Accessible Voting Act, why we need it, and how it will support older adults voting this November.

Almost a quarter of the electorate will be 65 years old or older in 2020, and an estimated 14.3 million citizes with disabilities reported voting in November 2018. The National Congress of American Indians found that the turnout rate for Native Americans and Alaska Native registered voters is between five to 14 percent lower than turnout rates of other racial and ethnic groups. There are nearly 26 million individuals in the United State with limited English proficiency. These communities represent a large part of the electorate, but their voting needs are often overlooked and misunderstand.

Below is a downloadable one-pager and section-by-section summary of S. 3026, the Accessible Voting Act, which was introduced by Senators Bob Casey and Amy Klobuchar, explaining the rationale of the legislation, and what this Act will do.