3 Weeks Until Election Day: LEARN ABOUT THE CANDIDATES AND ISSUES!
October 16, 2018
Election Day is just 3 weeks away. Take some time to educate yourself on the candidates running in your state (for federal, state, and local offices) and where they stand on the issues you care about.
Upcoming Elections for 2018
- All 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives have an election this year.
- 35 seats in the U.S. Senate have an election this year. See if your state has a U.S. Senate election.
- 36 state governors and 3 U.S. territory governors have an election this year. See if your state or territory has a gubernatorial election.
- 306 mayors have an election this year. See if your city has a mayoral election.
- 24 states allow citizen initiated statutes and/or constitutional amendments. Use this tool to find those states and track what’s on the ballot.
Your state or local election office is the best place to find the most up-to-date information on the midterm election in your area, especially county and local elections.
What’s on your ballot?
The VOTE411 Voter Guide from the League of Women Voters identifies candidates running for office in your community.
Does Your Candidate Actually Support Protections for People With Preexisting Conditions?
This three-part test from Families USA identifies which candidates actually support people with preexisting conditions and which ones don’t.
REV UP Issues Guide
The REV UP Issues Guide provides a comprehensive, yet concise overview of the issues, legislation, and regulations that have a significant impact on the disability community. Use it as a tool to educate yourself and others.
REV UP Candidate Questionnaires and Forums
Check our REV UP State Resources and Events page to see if there is a disability candidate questionnaire or candidate forum organized in your state.
REV UP Election Accessibility Toolkit
This Election Accessibility Toolkit is a tool to assist disability advocacy organizations and individual advocates when working with voters and election officials. It also includes information on troubleshooting problems encountered on Election Day as well as guidance on interacting with and training for poll workers.
Know your Rights as a Voter
Do you know your rights as a disabled voter? The Vote. It’s Your Right. guide from the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, Autistic Self Advocacy Network, National Disability Rights Network, and Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP covers the information you need to know (plain-language version for advocates available here).
Help us spread the word:
Use the sample social media posts below to help us spread the word about voter education.
REV UP to Get Out the DISABILITY VOTE by learning about the candidates and issues on your ballot. #REVUP #DisabilityVote18
Check the REV UP State Resources and Events page to find disability candidate questionnaires and forums in your state. #REVUP #DisabilityVote18
The REV UP Issues Guide provides a comprehensive, yet concise overview of the issues, legislation, and regulations that have a significant impact on the disability community. Use it as a tool to educate yourself and others. #DisabilityVote18
Past Resources to Get Out the Disability Vote
Let’s make 2018 the Year of the Disability Vote!
REV UP and Get Out the Disability Vote!
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The REV UP Campaign, launched by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) in 2016, is a nonpartisan initiative that coordinates with national, state, and local disability organizations to increase the political participation of the disability community while also engaging candidates and the media on disability issues. The Campaign focuses on voter registration, education, access, and engagement. REV UP stands for Register! Educate! Vote! Use your Power!