First Voting Center Accessibility Meeting Held in Vanderburgh Co.

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Vanderburgh County election officials have completed the first of three meetings scheduled at voting centers.

They’re looking into the accessibility of those locations when it comes to people with disabilities.

During the May primary, Eyewitness News reported some voters complained about accomodations for disabled voters.

For example, election board officials say an elevator at Nativity Catholic Church was broken.

That elevator was supposed to take people to the vote centers downstairs.

This led to a sign being placed at the building’s entrance that read, “Hi handicapped voters… Go to Washington Square Mall.”

Vanderburgh County Clerk Debbie Stucki says Friday’s visit at Methodist Temple Church went very well.

” It’s an eye opening experience to see what they have to go through, their eyes, look to make sure they’re accessible,” says Stucki.

The next inspection is scheduled for Monday afternoon at Grace Baptist Church.

Pleasant Chapel Baptist Church will be checked out on Tuesday.

Officials say they will reconvene at the end of the month to go over their complete findings.
 

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