DRC Programs - HAVA
Help America Vote Act (HAVA)
The Help America Vote Act, which was signed into law on October 29, 2002, will overhaul federal elections in the United States through new set of minimum voting standards that each state and territory must follow. The Act also authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services to provide funds to the P&A of each state and territory to ensure full participation in the electoral process for individuals with disabilities, including registering to vote, casting a vote and accessing polling places. For information on voter registration, voting machines, accessible polling sites, etc. contact the Arkansas Secretary of State Election Division.
The Help America Vote Act (HAVA) contains several provisions that will enable State and local units of government responsible for elections and individuals associated with operating the election process to establish, expand, and improve access to and participation in the election process by individuals with the full range of disabilities.
Grant funds are for the purpose of providing services to individuals with disabilities within the State, as well as education and advocacy that ensure the full participation of individuals with disabilities in the electoral process.
Funding for HAVA-related activities is provided through the Administration on Community Living . Click here to review AIDD information about this program.