Before voters head to the polls on Oct. 24, Jefferson Parish officials want residents to know they have relocated some polling precincts to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The Jefferson Parish Council recently approved moving more than two dozen polling precincts as part of a settlement agreement in the federal case entitled Drake v. Jefferson Parish. The polling precincts did not meet requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act.

The suit that produced the settlement — originally filed in 2010 by Kenner resident Denise Drake, who suffered from a debilitating neurological disease — alleged that people in wheelchairs had too many barriers to overcome to cast their ballots at their polling places during election time.

See the new polling places here.

Read a news release from the parish about the polling precinct changes here.