Background: House Bill 100 would allow voters with disabilities to designate an individual to deliver their application for an absentee ballot and absentee ballot to the election manager. Under existing legislation, an applicant must deliver their own ballot to the election manager for it to be considered.
Our Position: We support HB 95. This legislation addresses an important concern of access to the voting process. Under existing legislations, a barrier exists for those with disabilities to access the absentee voting process. By providing an option for those that may have trouble delivering their ballot to an election manager, this legislation eliminates a barrier. With a commitment to improving access to voting, the ACLU of Alabama supports this bill.