Officials Look To Make Nampa Polling Place More Accessible

Oct 28, 2016

After a U.S. Department of Justice found a Nampa polling place is inaccessible to voters with disabilities, Canyon County officials are working to make sure everyone can get inside to vote.

The Idaho Press Tribune reports that Canyon County Clerk Chris Yamamoto is proposing a second entrance at the Southside Methodist Church after the DOJ found the church's ramp was too steep and lacked handrails.

The church was the only location of the 25 Republican primary polling locations surveyed in Canyon County that could not be remedied with temporary fixes.

If an entrance solution for the church isn't feasible, Assistant U.S. Attorney Jessica R. Gunder says the county can rely on curbside voting, where voters can be hand-delivered ballots to their parked cars.