The Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition urges voters with disabilities to make a plan to safely cast their ballot tomorrow. Approximately 23% of the electorate will be people with disabilities, according to the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD). Many voters with disabilities report barriers to asserting their right to vote, and COVID-19 has created additional difficulties.
The Disability Vote Coalition encourages voters to check MyVote Wisconsin for their polling place as it may have changed, contact their clerk today regarding any accommodation needs, and wear a mask. Because so many voters with disabilities are non-drivers, transportation to the polls may be a challenge. Our Ride to the Polls resource lists organizations providing transportation. Act now – many require advance notice.