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AAPD will advocate for policies that allow people with disabilities to fully participate in the political process, including ensuring the accessibility of polling locations and through promoting the availability of accessible voting technology.

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REV UP: Register, Educate, Vote and Use your Power

Full political participation for Americans with disabilities is a top priority.  AAPD works with state and national coalitions on effective, non-partisan campaigns to eliminate barriers to voting, promote accessibility of voting technology and polling places; educate voters about issues and candidates; promote turnout of voters with disabilities across the country; engage candidates and the media on disability issues, and protect eligible voters’ right to participate in elections.

 

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Voter Registration Deadlines from USA.gov

Get Involved

Join the REV UP National Organizing Call
September 8, 2016 | 3pm ET

To prepare for National Voter Registration Day, the REV UP Campaign is hosting a National Organizing Call on Thursday, September 8th at 3pm Eastern Time. RSVP for the call here. On this call, we will:

  • Review the role of the REV UP Campaign
  • Recap National Disability Voter Registration Week
  • Discuss how to prepare to participate in National Voter Registration Day
  • Learn about Successful State GOTV Strategies & Engagement
  • Set up state REV UP calls to support voter registration and GOTV efforts

 

Voter Information and Resources

There are numerous resources available to help you get registered to vote. See below for more information.

  • Voter Registration Deadlines – USA.gov offers a table detailing the voter registration deadlines in each state.
  • Voter ID Requirements – VoteRiders released a wallet-sized Voter ID Info Card (in English and Spanish) for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Each card provides a breakdown of the voter ID requirements in that specific state. They also host a Voter ID Hotline: 1-844-338-8743.
  • The Election Toolkit – The Center for Technology and Civil Life (CTCL) created a website that holds a collection of free (or cheap) tools that are built for you to use to increase civic engagement — turnout, voter registration — and to smooth operations in polling places.
  • Election 2016: Resources for People with Disabilities – Easterseals created this election hub to help individuals think about the issues and process of voting.
  • United Way – The United Way offers a Voter Engagement Toolkit with information on how to remain nonpartisan while engaging voters.
  • Tools to Rate Website Accessibility – The Pew Charitable Trusts wrote an article about various web accessibility tools to help ensure that voters with disabilities can access your content.
  • Calling All Siblings: Share Your Stories! – The Sibling Leadership Network is collecting stories on how individuals have helped their siblings with disabilities vote.
  • Interfaith Disability Advocacy Coalition (IDAC) Letter to Candidates – IDAC is mobilizing people of faith to sign a letter encouraging candidates to address disability concerns in their campaigns. Sign-on now!
  • Rooted In Rights – Watch a video and read through an informative page on how to register, where to learn about the candidates and issues, and how to find other resources. Check it out!
  • Rock The Vote – Get registered, get informed, and get involved. Rock The Vote offers voter registration resources, election FAQs, and opportunities to help build the political power of young people in the United States.
  • Know Your Right To Vote – The Arc has compiled a resource on knowing your voting rights as a person with a disability.
  • Election Assistance Commission – The national clearinghouse of information on election administration, from voting system testing and certification to data on how Americans voted in recent federal elections.Click here to learn more about voting accessibility.
  • Election Protection – Visit www.866ourvote.org or call 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683) if you have any issues or concerns related to Election Day.
  • YO! Disabled and Proud – Take part in a voting survey specifically by and for youth with disabilities.
  • One Vote Now – Partner project of NACDD and DREDF to enhance the voting bloc of people with disabilities. Visit their site for information on voting, registration, and polling place accessibility.
  • DisBeat – A compilation of news from the disability perspective, including a voting issues page.
  • RespectAbility Report – a nonpartisan political commentary on the 2016 U.S. elections with a focus on disability issues. Read the report here.
  • Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law – Information on guardianship and voting. Learn more!
  • TurboVoteAn application that makes voting easy. Sign up to keep track of your elections, local and national. You can also get registered, update your voter registration, or request an absentee ballot.

 

National Disability Voter Registration Week
July 11-15, 2016

The REV UP Campaign is coordinating a National Disability Voter Registration Week to increase the political power of people with disabilities while also engaging candidates and the media to recognize the disability community. Get Involved!

 

People of Faith Encourage Candidates to Address Disability Concerns

The Interfaith Disability Advocacy Coalition (IDAC), a program of AAPD, is mobilizing people of faith to sign a letter encouraging candidates to address disability concerns in their campaigns. The letter encourages candidates for public office to address these disparities and set forth a “vision to encourage the civil rights of people with disabilities, and to promote their full inclusion in society.”

Add your name to the letter!

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