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In 2008, 43 states reported that they required accessibility standards for polling places, up from 23 states in 2000.

At the same time, 31 states reported that ensuring polling place accessibility was challenging.

    U.S. Government Accountability Office,
    GAO-09-941 (2009)


    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, promoting accessible voting technology and polling places; 
    • Educate voters about issues and candidates; 
    • Promote turnout of voters with disabilities across the country; and
    • Protect eligible voters’ right to participate in elections.

    “I am proud of AAPD’s work to ensure that every person can exercise her patriotic duty to vote. Our non-partisan work with disability voting coalitions across this country is one way in which we’re fulfilling the ADA’s goal of full participation.”

    —AAPD President and CEO Mark Perriello

    Disability Vote Project

    The Disability Vote Project (DVP) is a non-partisan effort to eliminate the barriers to voting and, in close collaboration with coalition partners around the country, to increase political participation for people with strong disability interests. 


    Campaign 2012

    Presidential Questionnaire: AAPD has asked all of the candidates for president (both the President and Republican challengers) for their positions on issues including access to education and health care, accessibility, federal benefits programs, and more. 

    Voter Resource Center

    Learn about primary election dates in your state, how to register, accessibility options, and more.


    Do you need a photo ID to vote?

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