Disability Rights Advocates File Complaint With Federal Gov’t Over Los Angeles County Voting Process
On Thursday, advocates for residents with disabilities filed a complaint with the U.S. Justice Department alleging that individuals under "limited conservatorships" are often denied their right to vote in Los Angeles County. Specifically, the filing states that the use of literacy tests by Los Angeles County Superior judges to determine whether such individuals can vote violates the federal Voting Rights Act.
- "Complaint Alleges Thousands of Disabled Adults Denied Voting Rights in LA County" (Walton/Guerra, "KPCC News," KPCC, 7/10).
- "Disabled Californians Often Banned From Voting" (Blood, AP/Contra Costa Times, 7/10).