Disability Voting Rights Week is September 12 – 16. Join us in this national effort to make sure disabled voters are registered, ready to vote, and have access to the ballot.
Join the Disability Vote Coalition as we celebrate Disability Voting Rights Week.
City of Milwaukee Celebrates Disability Voting Rights Week Press Event
September 12, 10:45 AM | Independence First
Mayor Cavalier Johnson and Claire Woodall-Vogg, Executive Director, City of Milwaukee Election Commission will kick off the celebration of Disability Voting Rights Week. The program will feature a demonstration of accessible voting and remarks from Scott Luber and Martha Chambers, two of the plaintiffs in Carey v. WEC, and remarks about accessible voting from voter Danita Jackson.
Space is limited and masks are required. If you would like to attend, contact email@example.com or call 844-347-8683 to determine if space is still available.
Guardianship and Voting: Preserving and Restoring the Right to Vote Training Event
September 14, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM | Online
Join us on Zoom to learn about voting rights for people under guardianship. We will discuss how voting rights are addressed in the guardianship process, and the process for restoring the right to vote. This training will provide information to support people with disabilities and older adults to retain or restore their voting rights.
Madison Disability Voting Rights Press Event
September 15, 9 – 9:30 AM | Madison City Hall/Dane County Clerk’s Office Lobby (210 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd)
Join us in celebrating National Disability Voting Rights Week. This week raises awareness that voters with disabilities across the country have an important voice. Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway, Deputy Clerk Jim Verbick and voters with disabilities will talk about voting rights, barriers for voters with disabilities and why your vote matters. You can also try out an accessible voting machine and get valuable resources. All are welcome!
For more information, contact Jennifer Neugart Jennifer.Neugart@wisconsin.gov
DVC Lunch and Learn: Voting Rights Matter
September 15, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM | Online
A panel of voters with disabilities will share their experiences with voting rights such as using an accessible voting machine, getting help completing or returning their absentee ballot and using curbside voting. You will also hear the latest voting updates, what to do if you have a problem voting and specific steps to take action to protect your voting rights.
Empowering the Disability Vote: Civic Engagement for the Disability Community and their Allies
September 15, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM | Online
Voting issues go far beyond wheelchair accessibility at polling places.
We’ll explore current challenges to voting. There are ways to deal with the barriers for people with disabilities – both legal and physical. Every citizen has the right to be heard. We will look at ways to help people of all abilities exercise their civil rights.