MADISON - A new
report has uncovered hundreds of accessibility problems for the
disabled at Wisconsin voting sites.
Government Accountability Board conducted inspections at 808 sites
over the past seven elections and found nearly 4,000 accessibility
The GAB's report
said 42 percent of the violations were serious enough that they
could prevent a disabled voter from casting a private and
independent ballot. GAB spokesman Reid Magney said the board
hasn't received any complaints about a disabled voter not being
able to vote due to those problems, however.
GAB officials say
many of the problems can be fixed with minor corrections, such as
increasing the size of the print on signs and marking accessible
entrances. They say other cases could require municipalities to
consider site renovations.