If you are a voter with a disability who has a complaint regarding your voting experience, you should consider filing a complaint. Filing a complaint ensures that your concern is recorded and can resolved to make voting more accessible in the future.
Here are some examples of reasons to file a complaint:
- Polling site does not have an accessible voting machine
- Accessible voting machine is not turned on, set-up, and immediately ready for use
- Poll site staff are not prepared or trained to provide assistance with the accessible voting machine
- The accessible voting machine malfunctions resulting in delay or requiring the voter to have to vote without the accessible voting machine
- Poll site staff interrogate a voter about their disability
- Poll site staff deny access to the accessible voting machine
- Inadequate space around the accessible voting machine for a voter using a wheelchair. scooter or other mobility device.
- Accessible voting machine positioned in a way that compromises voter privacy (screen can be seen by others in room)
- Requested accessible voting machine attachment or accessory is unavailable or broken
The Wisconsin Election Commission website has information about the complaint process. You may submit a complaint online or request that a paper complaint form be mailed to you to complete and mail to the commission. Wisconsin Election Commission Complaints Information and Forms: https://elections.wi.gov/complaints
To get help filing a disability related complaint, contact the Disability Rights Wisconsin Voter Hotline at 844-DIS-VOTE/ 844-347-8683.