The Voting Rights Act (VRA), 42 U.S.C. 1973
Section 208 of the VRA’s assistance of choice provision guarantees the right of people with disabilities to have voting assistance from a person they choose. The legal cite for Section 208 is 42 U.S.C. §§1973aa and the provision reads:
Voting assistance for blind, disabled or illiterate persons
Any voter who requires assistance to vote by reason of blindness, disability, or inability to read or write may be given assistance by a person of the voter's choice, other than the voter's employer or agent of that employer or officer or agent of the voter's union
Key provisions of the VRA are up for reauthorization in 2007, read below to learn more.