WASHINGTON – On Thursday, U.S. Sens, Bob Casey, D-Pa., ranking member of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, introduced the Accessible Voting Act, which would support state and local efforts to improve voter accessibility and remove barriers to voting.

In the 2016 general election, 16 million votes, representing 11.5 percent of the total votes, were cast by people with disabilities. However, a GAO study found that only 17 percent of the polling places it examined during the 2016 election were fully accessible. As the baby boomer population continues to age, these barriers are likely to adversely impact even more Americans.

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