The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal law that protects the rights of people with disabilities (U.S. Department of Justice, 2014). “Title II of the ADA requires state and local governments…to ensure that all people with disabilities have a full and equal opportunity to vote” (U.S. Department of Justice, 2014, para. 3). The link below will re-direct you to a document from the US department of justice that includes information on federal voting laws, policies and procedures that protect voting rights of people with disabilities.
Do you know the voting laws in your state? This website provides information on state specific election laws, voting processes, and disability access. The link below will redirect you to electionary.info. in a new window.
Advocate! Nonprofit VOTE has contact information for international and state advocacy organizations you can be involved in! The link below will re-direct you to a their website.
The link below will redirect you do a document that has tips for voters who have disabilities. Use this handout as a way to educate yourself and your clients.