On September 21st, The Independence Center CEO, Patricia Yeager, was presented with the Stars and Stripe award from the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s office. The award stems from a partnership last year between the Clerk and Recorder’s office and The Independence Center (The IC) during the general election, where we came together to create Colorado’s first “Highly Accessible Polling Place”. During that election, nearly 800 people voted at The IC, many of whom were people with disabilities. Though all voting locations in El Paso County are accessible, The IC serves as a model of accessibility and was designed specifically with the needs of people with disabilities in mind. Many thanks to the Clerk and Recorder’s office for this important award, and for being a partner in the journey to make voting more accessible to the people with disabilities community. For more information on voting, visit our Election Resources webpage.