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The Motor Voter Act of 1993 has made voter registration more accessible to people with disabilities.

The National Voter Registration Act of 1993, also referred to as the Motor Voter law, was passed to make voter registration simple, quick, and accessible for citizens who have historically been left out (e.g., people with disabilities, minorities, young people, anyone who has recently moved, or people with low incomes). This Act requires that voter registration be accepted by mail. Government or community service agencies such as those that offer public assistance or services to people with disabilities must also offer voter registration. The Act is referred to as the motor voter law because voter registration must be incorporated into the process of applying for or renewing driver's licenses or non-driver identification at the department of motor vehicles.