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Voting News from the Disability Vote Coalition –Voting Rights Updates

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

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Celebrate Municipal Clerks Week: Nominate a Great Clerk

May 1-7, 2022 is the 53nd Annual Municipal Clerks Week. Municipal clerks administer Wisconsin elections. Help us recognize Municipal Clerks for their work making our election accessible and inclusive.

Nominate your Municipal Clerk by completing this short Municipal Clerk Nomination form. All nominations will be posted on the Disability Vote Coalition website and Facebook page and shared with clerks. Send your nomination as soon as possible to allow time to post, and no later than April 28.

Municipal clerks are in charge of elections for your city, town, or village. Your municipal clerk handles voter registrations and absentee ballots for voters in your community. You can look up your Municipal Clerk’s name and contact information here.

Join with the Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition to recognize the work of Wisconsin Clerks by highlighting best practices, such as supporting use of accessible voting machines, curbside voting, or assistance with absentee voting and early voting.
Nominate a clerk today and share the opportunity with others.

Link to Municipal Clerk Nomination form


Take the Voter Experience Survey.
Did you vote in the April 5th election? Were you unable to vote because of barriers? We’d like to hear from you! Complete this League of Women Voters survey about your voter experience. We will use this information to find out what is working well, and to identify and address accessibility concerns and other barriers.

Please complete the survey and be sure to share any accessibility concerns. If the new restrictions on ballot return assistance and on drop boxes affected your voting rights, be sure to this in the survey If you were not able to vote April 5th because of these restrictions, be sure to complete the survey. .

Click on the links to view the survey:
  • Report an Accessibility Concerns to the Wisconsin Election Commission (WEC)
    Did you have an accessibility concern at your polling place? Did the ban on absentee ballot return assistance and/or the ban on drop boxes impact your voting rights? It is important to get your concerns on the record! Report your concerns to the Wisconsin Election Commission (WEC)using this online form: Report an Accessibility Concern | Wisconsin Elections Commission
If you need help completing the form, contact us at the DRW Voter Hotline at 844-347-8683 or reply to this email.

Our Voices, Our Votes

The Wisconsin Supreme Court is considering the future of absentee ballot return assistance and drop boxes. The Court will decide whether Wisconsin law will protect voters’ ability to return their absentee ballots and will impact the voting rights of thousands of Wisconsinites with disabilities. Disability Rights Wisconsin (DRW)is a party is this case.

Voters impacted by these new restrictions, speak out in a new publication from DRW, “Our Voices, Our Votes”. There are thousands more Wisconsinites, like these voters, who treasure their right to vote, but must rely on a friend, family member or care provider to physically place their ballot in the mailbox, or return it to their clerk or to a secure drop box. Their voting rights must be protected.

If these restrictions impacted your right to vote, we’d like to hear from you. Contact the DRW Voter Hotline at 844-347-8683 or email info@disabilityvote.org

A screen reader accessible version is under development and will be posted soon to the DRW website.


Help is available! Contact these resources:
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