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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-13-538SP (2013)


    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.

    2015 Elections

    With all the noise from the 2016 Presidential race, it's easy to forget about the 2015 elections right around the corner. However, there are many state-level contests across the country that are worth your attention. Click below to learn more about the 2015 state races and how your vote can have an impact.

    Election 2015: Rundown of State Races

    Voter Registration and Information

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

    • 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!
    • Consortium For Citizens with Disabilities - Statement on National Voter Refistration Day
    • 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 positical power of young people in the United States.
    • 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.
    • and the League of Women Voters - Voter registration deadlines vary by state - find out the deadline for your state to be sure you register in time!
    • Election Protection - Visit or call 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683) if you have any issues or concerns related to Election Day.

    Voter Resource Center

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

    Do you need a photo ID to vote?

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