2018 Election

The results of the 2018 election will have a great impact on people with disabilities and all Americans. Stay up-to-date on federal, state, and local elections across the country.

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Information about the 2018 Elections


Candidates with Disabilities Running for Office in 2018 and 2019

The National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) is tracking candidates with disabilities running campaigns for elected positions at local, state, and national levels of government in the United States in 2018 and 2019 and has compiled these candidates into a database.


2018 REV UP Campaign Resources

  • Issues Guide
    The Issues Guide provides a comprehensive, yet concise overview of the issues, legislation, and regulations that have a significant impact on the disability community. It is meant to serve as a tool for voters, advocates, candidates, and the media to be better informed on the issues that matter to people with disabilities.
  • National Disability Voter Registration Week Toolkit
    The NDVRW Toolkit includes: a guide on how to organize voter registration events, ideas on other ways to participate in NDVRW, sample social media posts and graphics, and other resources. If you are planning voter registration events or other activities, please keep the REV UP Campaign updated on your efforts.
  • National Disability Voter Registration Week Social Media Toolkit
    Sample social media posts and graphics to promote National Disability Voter Registration Week.
  • Candidate Questionnaire Template
    This Candidate Questionnaire Template includes a variety of questions addressing topics that are important to the disability community. If you issue a candidate questionnaire for a state or local race, please keep the REV UP Campaign updated on your efforts.
  • Candidate Forum Guide
    This Candidate Forum Guide links to existing candidate forum guides, highlights considerations specific to forums organized by the disability community, and outlines how to engage with other candidate forums. If you organize a candidate forum for a state or local race, please keep the REV UP Campaign updated on your efforts.
  • 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, reporting barriers, and additional resources.

    • Report Regarding the Accessibility of 2016 Election Polling Places (PDF | Word)
      This white paper on the accessibility of 2016 election polling places includes analyses which show that people with disabilities face particular challenges in voting and voter registration. These challenges explain in large part the gap between voting by people with and without disabilities. The paper concludes with recommendations to the Federal Government and to States to improve accessibility in subsequent elections.
  • All 2018 REV UP Campaign Resources
    Use this form to access all of the 2018 REV UP Campaign Resources.


2016 Presidential Questionnaire

The American Association of People with Disabilities, the National Council on Independent Living, and the REV UP Campaign are pleased to release the 2016 Presidential Candidate Questionnaire. These questions were sent to all of the current presidential candidates. Their unedited responses are below.



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