Why so few handicap cubicles at City Center polls?
To the Editor:
I went to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 6, as did many others at the City Center. We got there around 9:30 a.m. There was not a large crowd at that time.
I am partially handicapped. Standing is not something I’m able to do very much of.
I asked if there was an area or place where I could sit down to vote. I was directed to a cubicle with a chair, and someone was using it at the time. So I waited in line for the person to get done voting.
I then used the cubicle to vote. When I was done, I looked behind me and there were at least one person in a wheelchair and one or two using a rollator/walker and several with canes, lined up to use the sit-down cubicle.
Looking throughout the entire room, I didn’t count them all, but I estimated at least 15 to 20 or more using handicap devices.
My question is this: Is there any sane reason why there’s only one handicap cubicle? Can’t more be set up and available for citizens who wish to vote and need this? Are these cubicles so expensive that McLeod County can only afford the one?
I certainly hope whoever can explain or answer this will contact me.