(1) The purpose of these rules is to establish minimum guidelines to be used in determining whether facilities used for voting in certain elections are accessible to electors with disabilities and elderly electors pursuant to the Americans With Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. 12132, and the Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped Act, 42 U.S.C. 1973ee, et seq.
(2) It is the intent of the secretary of state's office that county governing bodies and election administrators work together and proceed in good faith to fully comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act.
(3) For the purpose of clarity and throughout these rules, the Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped Act shall be referred to as the Voting Accessibility Act. The Americans With Disabilities Act will be referred to as the ADA.
(4) These rules shall only apply to federal elections conducted under 13-1-104 and 13-1-107, MCA.