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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 on the Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition and follow us on Facebook.

Join us March 1 at 2 PM on Facebook Live!

Voting Equity for Voters with Disabilities will be the focus of a Facebook Live event on March 1 at 2 PM, as part of The Big Share, an all-day online fundraising event orchestrated by Community Shares of Wisconsin (CSW). One of the great things about being a member of CSW is the opportunity to connect and collaborate with other member organizations.

The March 1st event will feature Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition partners, including Barbara Beckert of Disability Rights Wisconsin, Denise Jess of Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired, and Eileen Newcomer of League of Women Voters of Wisconsin. They will discuss the work of the Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition to reduce barriers to voting for people with all disabilities. This conversation will be moderated by former Wisconsin Public Radio host Joy Cardin.

Join us on the DRW Facebook page to watch the stream and share your questions and comments!

For more information about this event, view the Facebook event page.

April 5th Elections Tips

Make Your Plan Now

April 5th is Election Day in Wisconsin. Do you have a plan to vote? Our Make Your Plan to Vote Factsheet will walk you through the process step by step.

Our Spring Election Toolkit has more resources to help you prepare to vote.

Are You Registered to Vote?

Check your status on MyVote Wisconsin.

Need a hand with voter registration? Call us at the DRW Vote Hotline. We are here year round to help with your voting questions: Call 844-347-8683 or email info@disabilityvote.org

Voting Absentee?

Any registered voter can request an absentee ballot. If you want to vote by mail, request, complete and return your absentee ballot as soon as possible. A voter may also return their completed absentee ballot to their clerk or to their polling place.
Learn more at https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/VoteAbsentee

Wisconsin requires Photo ID to vote

If you have a Wisconsin drivers license or a Wisconsin DOT issues ID card, you have what you need.

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The Right to Assistance Completing Your Ballot

If you are a voter with a disability, and/or have difficulty in reading or writing, you have the right to receive assistance with marking your ballot. You may ask a person of your choice to assist you to complete your absentee ballot or at your polling place. Poll workers are required to assist you if you request it. You cannot receive assistance from your employer or union representative.  The person providing assistance shall certify on the back of the ballot that it was marked with their assistance.

Know Your Rights

People with disabilities have the right to have an equal opportunity to vote, and to access disability related accommodations, if needed. Some of the most widely used accommodations are curbside voting, receiving assistance with marking a ballot, and use of accessible voting machines. See our fact sheet and video for more information:

Register Now for Disability Advocacy Day

March 8th is the last day to register for Disability Advocacy Day of Action, scheduled for March 16! This virtual event will connect Disability Advocates with their legislators to talk about issues that matter, including voting rights.

Register Now: https://bit.ly/DADreg2022
See registration and event information at the Survival Coalition of Wisconsin Disability Organizations' page here.

Have a Voting Question?

Help is available. Contact the Disability Rights Wisconsin Voter Hotline at 1-844-347-8683 / 1-844-DIS-VOTE or email us at info@disabilityvote.org We are open year round to assist you with your voting questions.

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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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