Brown, Goldstein, & Levy, LLP and Disability Rights Ohio have filed a federal lawsuit against the office of Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted. The suit, filed on behalf of three blind Ohio voters and the National Federation of the Blind, alleges that certain voting services in Ohio are not accessible. This is in violation of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Additionally, because Ohio’s absentee ballots are only available on paper, blind voters are unable to fill them out without assistance – an infringement on their right to cast a ballot privately and independently. The suit asks the court to order Secretary of State Husted’s office to make the changes needed to rectify these problems before the March 15, 2016 presidential primary election in Ohio.