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Allegheny Co. polls now 100% wheelchair accessible

Published by Andrew McGill on .

Kudos to the Allegheny County Division of Elections, which just crossed off the last three polling locations that weren't wheelchair accessible.

County elections head Mark Wolosik says the county is now 100 percent compliant with the Help America Vote Act, which distributed federal funds to make polling locations accessible to people with disabilities. Under the program, the county brings in temporary ramps and other aids to locations that aren't already up to speed.                                                                                                                                                                                                 

The final holdouts were Haysville District 1 (the Schurmans' Cabinets store), Pittsburgh Ward 24 District 1 (St. Ambrose School) and Pittsburgh Ward 26 District 17 (St. Peter's United Church of Christ).

"A few year ago, we had a couple hundred," said county executive Rich Fitzgerald, a member of the county board of elections. "It took a lot of effort and a lot of work."

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