Clark County Makes Changes to Polling Locations To Accommdate Disabled Voters
Some Clark County voters will be casting their ballots at new locations this election day after the Clark County Board of Elections changed several polling locations to accommodate people with disabilities.
Election board members had to find new locations after the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office conducted a preliminary voting inspection and found that nearly a dozen polling places failed to meet accessibility requirements for people with disabilities.
Clark County Board of Elections Director Matthew Tlachac indicated that the new locations are mainly in churches and schools and the concern now is to make sure people know where to go to vote.
"All those individuals affected were mailed notices, but sometimes mail pieces get overlooked," Tlachac said. "We hope there's no confusion. We're going to be placing signs at the locations that were previously used to direct people to the correct location."
Tlachac says he and other board members have recently inspected all 59 Clark County polling locations and they are now in compliance with state law. Most of the previous violations were related to parking and entrances.