Voters with Disabilities
For most voters, it's easy as leaving the house and walking or driving to the polls to vote tomorrow. For some, getting to the precinct may take a little more effort. But they say it's worth the trip, to have their vote count.
In this country, it's a privilege for citizen's to vote and to be able to choose who they want running government offices locally and nationally. For one man, as hard as it may be, he wouldn't have it any other way than to vote on election day. This is Mark Mayfield of Alachua County. A childhood accident 25 years ago left him a quadriplegic. But he's active citizen in the community and a man who takes his rights as an american very seriously.
Mayfield would rather vote on election day because he feels like it's a tradition and the voting procedure for people with disabilities has improved.
Fred Pratt is president of the Disability Caucus for Alachua County and he offers programs over at the Center for Independent Living. Fred says," That the organization advocates for people with disabilities and we try to get people involved in the election process".
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