It’s Election Day!

It’s Election Day 2018, and I hope you have the opportunity to go vote. Here is a list of some voting-related resources offered by the autistic community and other disability advocacy organizations.

Break Down Barriers to Voting With These Tools!

This toolkit published by The Autistic Self Advocacy Network includes:

  • A voting tool to check your registration status and/or enter an absentee ballot
  • Explanations of new voter ID laws
  • Ballot preview tools
  • Information about voting and accessibility rights

National Disability Rights Network Resources

The National Disability Rights Network also offers disability voting resources:

  • Information about legal representation and other advocacy services for people with disabilities
  • Information for election authorities
  • A video of disabled individuals explaining why they are going to vote

#CripTheVote

From their website: “#CripTheVote is a nonpartisan online movement engaging disabled people on policies and practices important to the disability community.” It includes:

  • Voting-related blog posts authored by disability advocates
  • Social Media communities #CripTheVote Twitter and Facebook
  • 2018 Disability Issues surveys

The American Association of People With Disabilities (AAPD)

This organization has a voter resource center that includes:

  • An accessibility toolkit with resources to assist disabled individuals with problems they may encounter on election day
  • Candidate forum guides
  • Information about voter disability rights
  • Other resources for amplifying the power of the disability vote

Other Related Reading

Disability Is No Reason To Strip A Person’s Voting Rights by Michelle Bishop

Young Adult with Disabilities to Healthcare Justice Activist: A Narrative and a Plea to Vote by Leslie A. Zukor

One Way to Make Voting More Accessible to the Disability Community? Vote-by-Mail by Erika Jahneke

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