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Support the Disability Vote – Let your Voice be Heard

ACT encourages you to register, research and vote on November 7.

With thousands of locations to get registered, hundreds of hours to cast your ballot, and three different options for voting, all eligible Ohioans have equal access to one of the best elections systems in the country. View below resources from the Secretary of State.

Check your voter registration and/or find your voting precinct and polling location.

The Secretary of State’s Office provides legal guidance, elections procedures, and campaign finance information to Boards of Elections; and provides training for Board of Elections members and staff. People who have not registered to vote can still register through their county board of elections by October 10.

View links to voting responsibilities, options, and election material.

League of Woman Voters  – (A Directory of Public Official) – Voters Guide 
A nonpartisan political organization, LWV encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.


Other Resources:

Disability Rights Ohio – Voting
Disability Rights Ohio is mandated to advocate for the rights of Ohio voters with disabilities and to assist the Secretary of State in fulfilling the Secretary’s obligations to those voters under the federal law.

Absentee Ballots – Disability Rights Ohio
Read what to do if you want to cast your vote by mail.

US Election Assistance Commission
Links to web resources from EAC, disability.gov, University of Pennsylvania, United States Access Board, and Government Accountability Office.

Guide to the Voting Rights of People with Mental Disabilities
This guide explains the rights of voters with mental disabilities. It describes federal laws that affect how states regulate who votes.

DOJ – Ada Checklist for Polling Places
This document provides informal guidance to assist you in understanding the ADA and the Department’s regulation.

#CripTheVote – Election Material
#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. This is intended as a resource for voters with disabilities to prepare for voting, and learn more about the election.

AAPD – Voting Resources – REV UP: Register, Educate, Vote and Use your Power
AAPD will advocate for policies that allow people with disabilities to fully participate in the political process, including ensuring the accessibility of polling locations and through promoting the availability of accessible voting technology.

People with Disabilities Campaign Questionnaire
RespectAbility is honored to participate in the sixth annual National Voter Registration Day (NVRD), a nonpartisan effort to encourage people to register to vote and make their voices heard in our nation’s political process.

To contact someone directly about voter experience in Ohio, call Secretary Husted’s office at (614) 466-0562.

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