Voting in 2020
In 2020, voters will be electing officials up and down the ballot. From Presidential elections, to school board elections, getting to the polls is the best way to voice your opinion on the most important issues to you. Early voting has begun, and the general election is on November 3rd. Make your vote count by making a plan to vote and start early!
Use the resources below to find out how, when, and where to vote and where to find additional information and support! Also, check out our collection of stories from voters with disabilities across the U.S. talking about what voting means to them.
If you have voted, here’s what you should do as soon as possible:
- Track Your Ballot – If you voted by mail, you can track your ball at www.RockTheVote.org or by calling your local election office. Many states may allow you to check online if your ballot was counted, while other states may only let you know if your mail-in ballot was received.
- Fix Your Provisional Ballot – If you voted with a provisional ballot (also called a challenge or affidavit ballot), contact your local election officials and ask them exactly what you need to do to “cure” your ballot, which means fix any uncertainty about the eligibility of your ballot. For example, if you did not have a required ID with you at the polls, you may need to provide identification to your election officials after casting your provisional ballot. Learn more about provisional ballots.
- Fill out the SABE GoVoter Experience Survey – Share what voting was like for you and help improve voting in the future for folks with disabilities. Access the survey in English and Spanish and email Juliana Huerena at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Get the knowledge you need, fast! See the link below to get information on mail-in voting, locate your local election office, view a sample ballot, and more!
Worried about voting in-person during the pandemic? Unsure if you can vote by mail? Check out these questions and answers to learn how, when, and where to vote in 2020! Click here to view the FAQ document.
With many states changing their election rules, often because of COVID-19, AAPD’s REV UP team has researched and brought together information on voter registration, ID requirements, absentee and mail-in voting, early voting, curbside voting, electronic ballot delivery, and more. Below are guides, specific to your state, to help you be prepared to vote in the general elections.
AAPD has compiled a wealth of resources for voters to help them navigate the upcoming election. Follow the link below for more tools for voters with disabilities, contacting your local election officials, and information on your rights as a voter