League of Women Voters concerned about Broadalbin

The League of Women Voters of Schenectady County is very concerned about voting accessibility in the town of Broadalbin. The Broadalbin Municipal Complex on Union Mills Road in the town of Broadalbin does not meet the requirements of the Americans for Disability Act, a federal law passed in 1990 and which recently was mentioned as an accomplishment of President George H.W. Bush who recently died. The municipal complex was used as a voting site in the September and November elections.

League representatives along with the Resource Center for Independent Living staff met with the town of Broadalbin and Fulton County Board of Election officials to discuss simple remedies to comply with ADA. No steps have been taken to make voting accessible for those with physical impediments. The league believes it is time for Broadalbin voters to speak to their representatives to urge needed changes so their neighbors with disabilities are not denied their voting rights.

CHERYL NECHAMEN

President

League of Women Voters of Schenectady County

Schenectady