State Elections and Events
Why Local and State Elections Matter
Your local and state officials hold money and influence to decide your community’s priorities and what changes will be made. Your government officials help determine the quality of education, policing and public safety concerns, rent/housing issues and the list goes on. Your vote informs government officials on how you want your communities to exist. We need your vote on a national, state, AND local level.
Please use these links to find information on the 2019 and 2020 local and state election dates and registration deadlines. Below is a “live” list of REV UP state events, resources, and upcoming elections. If you have a resource or event to add please submit information about your event through this online form. For questions please email Keri Gray, firstname.lastname@example.org.
~ Past Events ~
Webinar: Advocating for Increased Accessibility with Additional HAVA Funds
June 14, 2018 | 4pm Eastern Time
This REV UP Campaign webinar will explain the recently released Help America Vote Act (HAVA) funding meant to help states to improve their election security and election accessibility. Mark Abbott from the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) will explain the funds available, how they can be used, and how states can apply for it. Michelle Bishop from the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) will discuss how to advocate to state election officials to consider election accessibility as part of the plan to increase election security. Participants will have multiple opportunities to ask questions. We encourage all people who care about election accessibility, from individual advocates to organizational staff, to attend.
REV UP Webinar: Registering to Vote and Accessibility Barriers
August 30, 2018 | 4pm ET
Join this collaborative webinar hosted by DOnetwork.org and the REV UP Campaign to learn more about registering to vote and related accessibility barriers. The webinar will explore how to conduct accessibility voter registration drives, voter ID laws, and common accessibility barriers that people with disabilities may encounter during the registration process. Webinar presenters include the League of Women Voters, VoteRiders, and Disability Rights California.
REV UP Webinar: Access Barriers to Voter Education Materials
September 21, 2018 | 2pm ET
Join this collaborative webinar hosted by the DOnetwork and the REV UP Campaign to learn more about barriers to accessing election information, including information on candidates and the issues. The webinar will explore how political campaigns, hosts of candidate forums, and election officials can make their materials and information more accessible to people with disabilities. Webinar presenters include the National Council on Independent Living and the Center for Disability Empowerment.
REV UP Webinar: Breaking Barriers to Voting
October 18, 2018 | 1pm ET
Join this collaborative webinar hosted by the DOnetwork and the REV UP Campaign to learn more about barriers to voting. The webinar will explore polling place accessibility, poll worker training, how to navigate voting barriers, vote by mail accessibility, and knowing your rights as a disabled voter. Participants will also have a chance to ask questions. Webinar presenters include Disability Rights DC, Protection & Advocacy for People with Disabilities (South Carolina), Disability Rights Oregon, and Disability Rights Iowa.
Eliminating Barriers and Supporting People with I/DD to Vote
October 23, 2018 | 2pm-3pm ET
For millions of people with disabilities in the United States, exercising the basic right to vote remains a challenge. Over the last few decades, the U.S. government has passed several policies to make voting easier for individuals with disabilities. However, people may still struggle to vote because of barriers they face from the government, caregivers, and family members. This webinar will review barriers people may face when voting and will explore solutions to break down these barriers for people with I/DD so that everyone can exercise their right to vote.
#CripTheVote is a nonpartisan campaign to engage both voters and politicians in a productive discussion about disability issues in the United States, with the hope that Disability takes on greater prominence within the American political landscape.
SignVote is a Deaf and Hard of Hearing community-based Voter GOTV mobilization effort.