Disability Voting Rights Week

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September 12-16, 2022

Build the power of the disability vote with us during the 2022 Disability Voting Rights Week, September 12-16. You can be a part of our work to make sure disabled voters across the country and in every community are registered and ready to vote and have access to the ballot.

What is Disability Voting Rights Week?

Every year, the REV UP Campaign coordinates Disability Voting Rights Week (formerly National Disability Voter Registration Week) to increase the political power of people with disabilities. We do this by getting disabled people registered and ready to vote and engaging our candidates and communities on issues impacting people with disabilities.

This year, Disability Voting Rights Week is September 12-16, 2022. In 2020, an estimated 38 million people with disabilities were eligible to vote, and we invite national, state, and local organizations and advocates to participate in this national initiative in order to continue to raise the disability voice and civic participation across the country in 2022 and beyond.

Resources & Tools

How Can I Get Involved with Disability Voting Rights Week?

  • Host a Voter Registration or Education Event. Host an event to register people with disabilities to vote or help voters in your state understand the rules, disability voting rights, voting options, safety-protocols, and key dates for the 2022 elections.
  • Activate your Social Media. Use the power and reach of social media to motivate your network to register and vote and inform voters on your state’s election rules and dates.
  • Organize a candidate town hall event or distribute candidate questionnaires to engage candidates with people with disabilities in your community. As a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization you must send an invitation to all candidates. Nonprofit VOTE offers additional resources and guides on staying nonpartisan.
  • Write letters to the editor or Op-Eds and engage local radio or TV stations on the growing efforts by the disability community. Check out the Op-Ed Project for tips on writing a compelling Op-Ed.
  • Connect with other disability rights and voting rights organizations in your area to partner on events and initiatives during Disability Voting Rights Week.
  • Ask your Governor, Mayor, City Council, County Commissioner, or State Representative to issue a proclamation declaring September 12-16, 2022, Disability Voting Rights Week.

Calendar of Events

U.S. Vote Foundation Resources for Voters with Disabilities Launch

September 12 | 12:00pm EST | Virtual

US Vote Foundation is launching a state-by-state voting guide to empower voters with choices as they exercise their full and equal opportunity to vote. This launch is for all stakeholders who seek to help voters with disabilities navigate the voting process. Learn more about the guides from US Vote Foundation.

CIDNY Voter Registration Outreach in New York

September 12-14

  • September 12 – 10:00 – 3:00pm, Central Library – Queens Public Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica, NY 11432 
  • September 13 – 1:00 – 5:00pm, Queens Public Library at Ridgewood, 20-12 Madison Street, Ridgewood, NY 11385 
  • September 14 – 10:00 – 3:00pm, Queens Public Library at Elmhurst, 86-07 Broadway, Elmhurst, NY 11373 

For information or help with voting contact Monica Bartley at mbartley@cidny.org or 347-922-1358. Learn more about these events in New York.

Tuesday’s with Tootle Expands to All Week in Celebration of Disability Voter Rights Week

September 12-16 | 1:00pm EST | Virtual

Stancil Tootle (goes by Tootle) will host a premier Disability Advocate guest every day 9/12-16 at 1:00pm EST.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 853 2192 4660
Passcode: 490027

Fulton County Voter Education Outreach Team Activities

September 12-16 | 1:00pm EST | Virtual

To ensure that disabled voters receive the resources needed to exercise their right to vote, the Fulton County Voter Education Outreach team will continue its push to hit the streets. The team will visit the following locations:

  • September 12, 2022
    • Friendship Towers, 35 Northside Drive, SW, Atlanta, GA 30313, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    • City of Sandy Springs (Heritage Sandy Springs), 6110 Blue Stone Road, Sandy Springs, GA 30328, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
    • Village Park Alpharetta, 12300 Morris Road, Alpharetta, GA 30005, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • September 13, 2022
    • Somerby Sandy Springs, 25 Glenlake Parkway NE, Sandy Springs, GA 30328, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    • Milton Senior Center, 15690 Hopewell Road, Milton, GA 30004, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
    • Milton Library, 855 Mayfield Road, Milton, GA 30009, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • September 14, 2022CA
    • U Votes – Clark Atlanta University (Student Center Lobby), 223 James P Brawley Dr. SW, Atlanta, GA 30314, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
    • North Fulton Community Charities, 11270 Elkins Road, Roswell GA 30076, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    • City of Milton Milton City Chambers at City Hall, 2006 Heritage Walk, Milton, GA 30004, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
    • Adams Park Library, 2231 Campbellton Road, Atlanta, GA 30311, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • September 15, 2022
    • Centennial Place Apartments, 526 Centennial Olympic Park Drive, Atlanta, GA 30313, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Deputy Registrar, North Springs High School, 7447 Roswell Road, Atlanta GA, 30328, 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    • North Metro Voters Ed, Alive in Roswell, 1131 Canton St., Roswell, GA 30075, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    • Disability Link, 1901 Montreal Road Suite 102 Tucker, GA 30084, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    • Epsilon Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Virtual email veo@fultoncountyga.gov for link
      6:30 p.m. – 8:30p.m.
  • September 16, 2022
    • A. G. Rhodes Atlanta, 350 Boulevard SE, Atlanta, GA 30312, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    • Prime Theory Wellness
      2312 Benja.m.in E. Mays Dr. Southwest, Atlanta, GA 30311, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • September 17, 2022
    • City of Hapeville Happy Days Weekend Jess Lucas Park, 680 S Central Ave, Hapeville, GA 30354, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    • North Fulton Service Center, 7741 Roswell Road, NE, Sandy Springs, GA 30350, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Learn more about the Fulton County activities.

Guardianship and Voting: Preserving and Restoring the Right to Vote

September 14 | 11:30am-12:30pm CDT | Zoom

Join us on Zoom to learn about voting rights for people under guardianship [in Wisconsin]. We will discuss how voting rights are addressed in the guardianship process, and the process for restoring the right to vote. This training will provide information to support people with disabilities and older adults to retain or restore their voting rights. Registration is required for this Zoom event. Register here. ASL Interpreters and captioning will be provided. Other accommodations may be requested when registering.

Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition Lunch and Learn: Voting Rights Matter

September 15 | 11:30am-12:30pm CDT | Zoom

A panel of voters with disabilities will share their experiences with voting rights such as using an accessible voting machine, getting help completing or returning their absentee ballot and using curbside voting. You will also hear the latest voting updates, what to do if you have a problem voting and specific steps to take action to protect your voting rights. Register for the Lunch & Learn

And Still I Vote – Reaching Disability Voters Briefing

September 14 | 3:00-3:45pm ET | Zoom

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the REV UP Voting Campaign is hosting a briefing on reaching disabled voters. The briefing will provide best practices and strategies to engage voters with disabilities and support the work of disability advocates and others in an effort to ensure full participation of people with disabilities in our democracy, including registering to vote, casting a vote, and learning how and when to vote. Register for the Zoom Briefing on Reaching Disabled Voters

Make YOUR plan to vote at our plain language webinar!

September 15 | 6:00-7:00pm ET | Zoom

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is partnering with the Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) GoVoter project to talk you through:

  • Understanding your right to vote
  • Checking and updating your voter registration
  • Requesting an absentee ballot
  • What to expect, at the polls or on your mail in ballot
  • Information about voting while disabled

Learn How to Attend Preparing to Vote 101

Joint Voting Event

September 15 | 6:00-8:00pm ET | Ability Center of Greater Toledo, 5605 Monroe Street, Sylvania, Ohio

Join People First of Toledo and Community Advocates for Transportation Rights for a joint event focusing on voting rights!
We’ll discuss voting issues, polling locations, candidates, stances, and everything else you need to know to vote this upcoming election. Learn How to Attend the Joint Voting Event

The 2022 Elections, Voting and Accessibility for People with Disabilities Forum in Minnesota

September 15 | 6:30-7:45pm CDT | Zoom

Rev UP MN is excited to have Justin Page of the Minnesota Disability Law Center speaking on the legal rights of persons with disabilities related to voting, practical knowledge about accessibility supports related to voting, how to navigate the system, helping people overcome barriers to voting, and the importance of the disability community’s voice in the 2022 General Election. Please join us for an important workshop! ASL and CART/StreamText services are provided through generous grants from AAPD/REV UP America and the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits. Other accessibility supports can be requested through the registration page. Register for REV UP Minessota’s Forum

Empowering the Disability Vote: Civic Engagement for the Disability Community and their Allies

September 15 | 7:00-8:30pm CDT | Zoom

Hosted by the League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County, LWV Wisconsin, and WI Disability Vote Coalition – Voting issues go far beyond wheelchair accessibility at polling places. We’ll explore current challenges to voting. There are ways to deal with the barriers for people with disabilities – both legal and physical. Every citizen has the right to be heard. We will look at ways to help people of all abilities exercise their civil rights. Register for the Lunch & Learn

Delaware County Registration Outreach

September 16 | 10:00am-1:00pm EST | 7171 Gooding Blvd, Lewis Center, OH 43015

Hosted by the Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

Constitution Day/Disability Voting Rights Table at University of Mary Washington

September 16 | 12:00pm-3:00pm ET | Campus Walk, University of Mary Washington, Virginia

University of Mary Washington (UMW) is commemorating national Constitution Day in partnership with the Center for Community Engagement, the Office of Disability Resources, and REV-UP. Stop by our table on to get your free pocket constitution! Additional braille constitutions will be provided during this time, as part of a celebration of Disability Voting Rights Week. Learn More about the Event at UMW

Get Ready to Vote in the Upcoming Elections

September 16 | 1:00pm-2:00pm ET | Campus Walk, University of Mary Washington, Virginia

Build the power of the disability vote with us during the 2022 Disability Voting Rights Week! Momentum WORK, Inc. is partnering with the Independent Living Resource Center of the Tri-Counties to present a “Get Ready to Vote in the Upcoming Elections” event, where attendees will learn about the voting process and Santa Barbara’s general election. Special guest speakers from Disability Rights California and the Santa Barbara County Election Office will be available for questions on Zoom! Please SIGN-UP TODAY by emailing jswezey@momentum4work.org or call our office at 805-962-7201. If you can’t make it in-person, join us on Zoom at https://bit.ly/3cfk4xA

Ready2Vote: Educate, Advocate, Vote! BLOCK PARTY! ( Disability Voting Rights Week Celebration)

September 17 | 10:00am-2:00pm ET | The Arc Prince George’s County, 1401 McCormick Dr, Upper Marlboro, MD 20880

This event is in partnership with PG Parks & Rec in conjunction with the National Disability Voting Rights Week and will be held at The Arc Prince George’s County, 1401 McCormick Dr. Largo MD. Join Us For …

  • Onsite Voter Registration
  • Voter Information
  • Candidate meet-and-greet
  • Community exhibitors
  • Music
  • Treats
  • Giveaways, & More

Learn more and Sign Up for Ready2Vote

Texas Disability Issues Forum

September 19 | Austin, TX

The Texas Disability Issues Forum (TDIF) is back for the 2022 midterm elections! Join us Monday September 19, 2022 in Austin to find out what major party candidates have to say on your most pressing issues, from healthcare to elections to education, and more!

TDIF is a nonpartisan, one-day event, where candidates for elected statewide office address concerns of Texans with disabilities. Both Democrat and Republican candidates are invited for the offices of Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, and Agriculture Commissioner. This is not a debate. TDIF consists of a series of one-on-one candidate interviews, conducted by an impartial moderator. Register for the Texas Disability Issues Forum

Access The Vote Florida 2022 Elections Accessibility Summit: A Path to Full Civic Inclusion

September 20, 9:00am-2:00pm ET | Tampa, FL and Virtual

Join the Access the Vote Florida coalition to discuss important disability voting issues. We will have a keynote speaker, a variety of panels featuring people with disabilities and election accessibility experts, and opportunities to learn more about our coalition’s efforts to make our elections more accessible for all. Learn more and register.

Dance the Vote Presents: Midterms Matter

September 24, 12:30pm-3:00pm ET | Missouri History Museum, Forest Park

Join the Access the Vote Florida coalition to discuss important disability voting issues. We will have a keynote speaker, a variety of panels featuring people with disabilities and election accessibility experts, and opportunities to learn more about our coalition’s efforts to make our elections more accessible for all. Learn how to join this Dance the Vote Event.

Rev Up Philly: ‘Get Out the Vote’ Lunch and Learn

October 11, 11:00am-1:00pm ET | Liberty Resources CIL, 112 N. 8th Street, 2nd floor, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Attendees will receive a boxed lunch
Speakers will include Lilian Aluri, Voting Commissioner Lisa Deeley, CEO Tom Earle, State Rep. Joe Hohenstein, ADAPTer Nancy Salandra, and others being added.
We will have resources, a registration table, and give away copies of our candidates book.
More details are being worked on.

Voter Registration and Information Event: National Disability Voter Rights Week

October 15 | 1:00-3:00pm ET | Central Library, 1015 North Quincy Street, Arlington, VA 22201

Join the League of Women Voters of Arlington and Alexandria City and UU the Vote, for a voter registration and education event. You will be able to learn the latest information on voting rights for people with disabilities, information the November 8 election and register to vote if need be. Learn more and register for this Virginia event.

More Activities and Events

Thank you to our over 250 partners!

Our partners include individual organizers and representatives from local government, as well as the following organizations:

  • Abilities in Motion, PA
  • Able South Carolina
  • Access the Vote FL
  • Access to Independence of Cortland County, NY
  • ACLU of Wisconsin, WI
  • ActBlue
  • AIM Independent Living Center, NY
  • Alpha One Disability + Aging Solutions, ME
  • American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR), VA
  • Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote), DC
  • AtWork!, WA
  • Autism Resources Mid-South, TN
  • Autistic Self Advocacy Network
  • BCCIL (PA)
  • Bender Leadership Academy, PA
  • Black Girls Vote, MD
  • Block by Block Creative, WA
  • Blockwell Consulting, LLC, WV
  • Blue Ridge Independent Living Center, VA
  • Brain Injury Network of Dallas, TX
  • Brooklyn Center for Independence, NY
  • Campaigns By Vincent, GA
  • Care Design NY
  • Center for Democracy and Technology
  • Center for Independence of the Disabled, NY
  • Center for People With Disabilities, CO
  • Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
  • City of Fort Worth, TX
  • City of New Haven, CT
  • Civic Influencers
  • CivicTN
  • Coalition on Human Needs, DC
  • College of Adaptive Arts, CA
  • Columbus State Community College, OH
  • Common Cause, GA
  • CommunicationFIRST, DC
  • Community Legal Aid Society, Inc., DE
  • Community Resource Network of Florida
  • Connecticut Democracy Center
  • Connecticut State Independent Living Council, CT
  • Creative Clay, FL
  • CUNY Coalition for Students with Disabilities (CCSD), NY
  • Declaration for American Democracy Coalition, DC
  • Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities
  • Deliver My Vote, DC
  • Democratic Disability Caucus of Florida, FL
  • Denison University, OH
  • Detroit Disability Power, MI
  • Developmental Disability Council of Oklahoma
  • Dignity Alliance Massachusetts
  • Disability Inclusive Development Programs and Services – DIDEPAS, MD
  • Disability Independence Group, FL
  • Disability Law Center (PAVA), MA
  • Disability Law Center, MA
  • Disability Policy Consortium, MA
  • Disability Pride PA
  • Disability Right Texas
  • Disability Rights California
  • Disability Rights Center of Kansas
  • Disability Rights FL
  • Disability Rights Louisiana
  • Disability Rights Maine
  • Disability Rights Ohio
  • Disability Rights TN
  • Disability Rights WI
  • Disability Rights WI/ WI Disability Vote Coalition, WI
  • Disability Rights, DC
  • Down Syndrome Association of Maryland
  • El Paso Desert ADAPT
  • Elections, Office of the Secretary of State of Washington State, WA
  • Empower: Abilities (MO)
  • ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia, VA
  • Eyes Like Mine Inc., NJ
  • Fair Elections Center, DC
  • FairVote, MD
  • Field Team 6, CA
  • FREEDOM CENTER, DE
  • Front Range Community College, CO
  • Functional Industries, Incorportated, MN
  • GA ADAPT
  • Georgetown ISD, TX
  • Georgia Coalition of the People’s Agenda
  • Grupo Dignidad, Igualdad, Oportunidad
  • Hampton Roads Transit, VA
  • Hays County LWV, TX
  • HeadCount, NY
  • I Vote Madison (AL)
  • I-ASC, VA
  • Indiana Disability Rights, IN
  • Individual Advocacy Group, IL
  • Inspire Positivity Inc (GA)
  • Inspire Positivity Inc, GA
  • Inspire Positivity Inc., GA
  • JFCS of Greater Philadelphia, PA
  • JFSA of Cleveland (OH)
  • KenCrest
  • Law Forward, WI
  • League of Women Voters Columbia Area (SC)
  • League of Women Voters Knoxville and Knox County, TN
  • League of Women Voters of Marin County, CA
  • League of Women Voters of North Iowa
  • League of Women Voters of Sarasota County, FL
  • League of Women Voters of Tarrant County, TX
  • League of Women Voters Texas
  • League of Women Voters US, DC
  • League of Women Voters- Comal Area, TX
  • League of Women Voters-Williamsburg Area, VA
  • Legal, LA
  • Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living, PA
  • Liberty Resources, Inc (PA)
  • Linking Employment, Abilities and Potential (LEAP), OH
  • Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, MN
  • LWVWI, WI
  • Marin County Elections Department, CA
  • Maryland Down Syndrome Advocacy Coalition
  • MediSked, NY
  • Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council, MO
  • Momentum WORK, Inc., CA
  • National Black Justice Coalition, MD
  • National Coalition for Latinxs with Disabilities, IL
  • National Council of Jewish Women, DC
  • National Council on Independent Living, DC
  • National Disability Rights Network (NDRN), DC
  • National Disability Rights Network, DC
  • National Partnership for Women & Families, DC
  • Native to Natives with Disabilities, GA
  • Nebraska Civic Engagement Table
  • New York Birth Control Access Project
  • North Country Center for Independence, NY
  • Northern Regional Center for Independent Living (NRCIL), NY
  • NYAIL, NY
  • NYCET, NY
  • Office of the Iowa Secretary of State, Iowa
  • Ohio Women’s Alliance
  • Orange County Supervisor of Elections, FL
  • Our Vote Texas, TX
  • PA ADAPT, PA
  • Paraquad, MO
  • Parents Available to Help (PATH), CT
  • Partnership Resources, Inc., MN
  • People First of Toledo, OH
  • People For the American Way, DC
  • Planned Parenthood Federation of America
  • Poder Latinx, CA
  • Power Coalition for Equity and Justice, LA
  • ProgressNow NM
  • Project 70Forward (NC)
  • Reach for Resources, MN
  • Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, DC
  • Resources for Independence, Central Valley, CA
  • RespectAbility
  • Rev UP MN
  • REV UP of Washington Parish, LA
  • REV UP Texas, TX
  • REV UP Virginia, VA
  • Reynolds Community College, VA
  • Rural Center for Independent Living, Inc., NV
  • Santa Barbara County Education Office, Ca
  • SBR, PA
  • Silver State Voices, NY
  • Special Needs Network, CA
  • Special Needs Siblings, GA
  • St. Coletta of Wisconsin
  • State of Tennessee Dept of Human Services VR, TN
  • State Voices Florida
  • State Voices, Maryland
  • Stavros, MA
  • Stone Belt, Arc, IN
  • Students Learn Students Vote Coalition
  • Students with Disabilities Advocacy Group, GA
  • Summit Independent Living (MT)
  • Sunrise Community, Inc., FL
  • That Uppity Theatre Company/Dance the Vote (MO)
  • The Arc Michigan, MI
  • The Arc Minnesota
  • The Arc of Aurora (CO)
  • The Arc of Aurora, CO
  • The Arc of Illinois
  • The Arc of Macomb (MI)
  • The Arc of Madison County Inc (AL)
  • The Arc of Massachusetts, MA
  • The Arc of Opportunity, MA
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania, PA
  • The Arc of San Diego, CA
  • The Arc of Spokane, WA
  • The Arc of the US, DC
  • The Arizona Students’ Association, AZ
  • The Center for Independent Living Options, OH
  • The Center for Independent Living, Inc., CA
  • The Disability Network, MI
  • The Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Action Network (#MEAction)
  • The Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Action Network, #MEAction Maryland Chapter, MD
  • The Unicorn Children’s Foundation, Inc., FL
  • The University of Alabama Student Government Association, AL
  • The Whole Person, MO
  • The William Hyacinth Group LLC, FL
  • U.S. Vote Foundation, CT
  • United Methodist Church in Kansas, MO
  • Upgrade Medicaid, IA
  • VAIL, TX
  • VoteRiders, TX
  • Voting Access for All Coalition, VAAC (MI)
  • Washtenaw Association for Community Advocacy (ACA)
  • Washtenaw Association for Community Advocacy (ACA), MI
  • Western Connecticut Association for Human Rights, WeCAHR, CT
  • When We All Vote, DC
  • WHOM IT CONCERNS, INC., AL
  • Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition
  • Yolo County Library, CA

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