A judge who ruled last month that New York polling places are not fit for the disabled wants fresh reports after the city tries to do better in elections this week.
Federal Judge Deborah Batts told lawyers Monday she wants to know how voting goes Thursday at up to 40 of the city's most troubled polling sites.
A city lawyer said new plans are in place to improve access for those with disabilities. He said coordinators at more than 1,300 polling sites will check periodically to ensure there are no problems. He said polling workers have been given 20-step instructions to ensure the Americans with Disabilities Act is followed.
In August, Batts ruled in favor of two groups representing the disabled: the United Spinal Association and Disabled In Action.