Who may be Given Assistance?

Only those voters who genuinely need assistance may be given assistance. Illinois law provides that the following persons may receive assistance:

  • Physically disabled or blind voters
  • Those voters who cannot read or write the English language

 Of course, all voters needing assistance must be registered to vote. Intoxicated voters do not qualify as being disabled and may not be given assistance.

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1. What options do voters with disabilities have?
2. What is Voter Assistance?
3. Who may be Given Assistance?
4. Who Can Actually Give the Assistance?
5. How is the Assistance Given?
6. Is an Affidavit Required?
7. What if a Voter Needs Instruction?
8. What About Inaccessible Polling Places?