Voting is one of the most impactful things you can do for yourself and your community.
People with disabilities deserve to understand how to vote and who to vote for. Here you will find resources that can be very helpful to anyone needing to learn more and prepare for the upcoming election on November 3, 2020.
Did you Know?
Only 16 million people with disabilities voted in November 2016 elections, a turnout rate 6% lower than that of people without disabilities.
Make your voice be heard. VOTE.
Disability Rights Maine (DRM): Quesitons or concerns regardiong voting access in Maine: call 800-452-1948
Take Action! Autism Society of America (ASA)
ASA's Elections Center
ASA Legislative Goals: Brochure
#CripTheVote: (AARP Blog) Presidential Candidates and related disability policy information
#CripTheVote: Presidential Election 101: Information about all candidates platforms and history related to disability policy.
Presidential Elections - 2020 American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)
Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) - Toolkits
Your Vote Counts: A Self-Advocate's Guide to Voting Toolkits Understanding how to prepare to vote on election day and answers questions many first time voters.
There is an easy read version that uses pictures along with large text, and has more white space as well as a plain language version without accompanying graphics. It includes a full glossary of all the words used in the toolkit, and a separate part about voting laws in every state.