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§ 1504. Disability

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 25 Pa.C.S.A. ElectionsEffective: March 18, 2002

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 25 Pa.C.S.A. Elections
Part IV. Voter Registration (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 15. Changes in Records (Refs & Annos)
Effective: March 18, 2002
25 Pa.C.S.A. § 1504
§ 1504. Disability
(a) Eligibility.--If a registered elector by reason of blindness, disability or inability to read or write is unable to read the names on the ballot or on the voting machine labels or is unable to see or mark the ballot or operate the voting machine or to enter the voting compartment or voting machine booth without assistance, the following apply:
(1) The elector may, at least ten days prior to the next election, personally make application to the commission or a registrar or a clerk.
(2) The application must request the entry of the exact nature of the disability on the elector's registration card.
(3) The commission shall make the entry as appropriate.
(4) If the disability is not entered on the registration card, the elector may receive assistance if the elector completes a declaration in the polling place.
(5) Following the election the commission shall examine declarations completed under this section and shall update the elector's voter registration card to reflect the need for assistance and the nature of the disability.
(b) Termination.--If the commission ascertains that a registered elector who has declared need for assistance is no longer in need of assistance, it shall cancel on the registration record the entry relating to illiteracy or disability which authorized assistance. The commission shall notify the elector by mail of its action.

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2002, Jan. 31, P.L. 18, No. 3, § 1, effective in 45 days.
HISTORICAL AND STATUTORY NOTES
Prior Laws:
1995, June 30, P.L. 170, No. 25, § 904 (25 P.S. § 961.904).
2001 June 25, P.L. 674, No. 61, § 6.
25 Pa.C.S.A. § 1504, PA ST 25 Pa.C.S.A. § 1504
Current through 2018 Regular Session Act 16
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