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Voting News from the Disability Vote Coalition
The Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition is a non-partisan effort to help ensure full participation in the electoral process of voters with disabilities.

Check out our resources at disabilityvote.org/ and follow us on Facebook

  • Disability Vote Coalition Lunch and Learn sessions – join us and spread the word! This Thursday October 15th, we will focus on absentee voting and early voting with special guests from the Wisconsin Election Commission, Brianna Hanson and Richard Rydecki. It’s from Noon to 12:30 pm. Please register at disabilityvote.org/lunch-learn to get the zoom link. Join us for all the Lunch and Learn sessions Thursdays in October from Noon to 12:30 pm and share this flyer widely with your networks.
  • TODAY, October 14th is the deadline to register online or by mail (postmark date of 10/14). Visit myvote.wi.gov to complete he registration process or find your municipal clerk’s mailing address. You can register in person at your municipal clerk’s office or at early voting locations until Friday Oct 30 or in person at your polling place on election day.
  • October 20, 2020: This is the first day that municipal clerks may offer in-person absentee voting in their office or a satellite location. Start dates and office hours vary by municipality. Check with your clerk or MyVote Wisconsin to find early voting hours and locations for your community. You can also register to vote through October 30.
Order a DVC Face Mask
The Disability Vote Coalition has a limited number of face masks to distribute to Coalition members and supporters. Availability is limited to one per person and to five per organization although we will consider special requests. Submit your order as soon as possible as the number of masks is limited. If you are on Facebook, we hope you will post a picture wearing your Disability Vote Coalition Facemask! Follow us on Facebook, and like and share our posts. Place your order here!

Why It’s Important to Report Accessibility and Other Voting Concerns
If a voter with a disability experiences an accessibility concern or another problem voting, we encourage them to file a complaint with the Wisconsin Elections Commission, so this concern can be addressed. When you report a concern, it will inform policy makers and help make the system better for other voters.
  • Complaints may be entered online at elections.wi.gov/complaints or call the Commission You may use the option to “Report an Accessibility Concern”.
  • You may also call or email to request that a complaint form be mailed to you, or to share your concern. Email elections@wi.gov or call 866-VOTE-WIS.
  • For assistance with reporting a complaint, contact the DRW Voter Hotline:
    844-DIS-VOTE / email info@disabilityvote.org. We can assist you with the process of filing a formal complaint.
Transportation to the Polls
We are gathering information about options for transportation to the polls to share with voters and those who support them. If you are aware of organizations in your area that are providing assistance, please pass it on so we can help get the word out. Email info@disabilityvote.org with the information.

2020 Census Update
Thank you to everyone who completed their census and helped with outreach and education about why it is so important. Here is a link to the Census Bureau’s statement on ending the count on October 15: https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2020/2020-census-data-collection-ending.html.
Note that the census self-response is open through 6am EST on the 16th (11:59pm HST), but paper responses must be postmarked by the 15th.

Have a voting question or concern?
  • Contact the Disability Rights Wisconsin Voter Hotline for assistance. Call DRW at 844-DIS-VOTE / 844-347-8683 or email info@disabilityvote.org. We can help you with voting questions, assist you to make a voting plane, and help to with filing a complaint.
  • If you are a voter with a disability who has experienced an accessibility concern related to voting, report your concern to the Wisconsin Election Commission online or call 866-VOTE-WIS.
Help is available! Contact these resources:
  • DMV Voter ID Hotline: (844) 588-1069. Apply for a free Photo ID for voting at the Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
  • Vote411.org and ballotpedia.org: nonpartisan information about the candidates
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The Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition is a project of Disability Rights Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities.
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