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Disability Voting Rights Week - 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.

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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.
Guardianship and Voting: Preserving and Restoring the Rights to Vote - September 14th at 11:30-12:30 on Zoom

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.

★ Registration is required for this Zoom event. Register here: bit.ly/3dngkKC
★ View and share our event flyer: https://disabilityrightswi.org/.../Guardianship-and...
Voting Rights Matter Lunch and Learn on September 15th 11:30-12:30 on Zoom

Join the WI Disability Vote Coalition on Zoom for our next Lunch and Learn: Voting Rights Matter. A panel of voters with disabilities will share their experiences with voting rights such as using an accessible voting machine, getting help completing and 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 how to take action to protect your voting rights. All are welcome.

Register here: https://bit.ly/VoterAdvocacy
Empowering the Disability Vote: Civic engagement for the disability community and their allies
September 15, 7 – 8:30 PM on Zoom
Voting issues go far beyond wheelchair accessibility at polling places. We’ll explore current challenges to voting.. Every citizen has the right to be heard. We will look at ways to help people of all abilities exercise their civil rights.

Featured speakers:
Barbara Beckert, Disability Rights Wisconsin; Denise Jess, Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired; Scott Thompson, Law Forward; Dorothy Dean, Disability Justice
  • Register here
  • Hosted by the League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County, LWV Wisconsin, and WI Disability Vote Coalition
Are You Prepared to Vote in the November 8th Election?

Why vote? The candidates elected in the November 2022 election will make decisions that will affect your life. Make sure you are ready to cast a ballot. The Disability Vote Coalition Voter Toolkit – 2022 Elections has resources to help you be prepared. You can view our fact sheets, share them on social media, or order printed copies by emailing info@disabilityvote.org.
Our “Make Your Plan to Vote” Fact Sheet will walk you through step by step! View it online or print a copy:
Make sure you are registered to vote so you can cast a ballot in the November 8th election! Check your voter registration at https://myvote.wi.gov/.
Know Your Rights!
Disability Rights Wisconsin and the Disability Vote Coalition welcome the August 18 Statement of Interest from the U.S. Department of Justice, joining a lawsuit filed by four Wisconsin residents with disabilities asking the federal court to ensure their rights to assistance turning in their ballots. The United States Department of Justice has issued a statement of interest in the Carey v WEC lawsuit. The lawsuit, filed by Law Forward, is needed to assert federal protections because of a recent state Supreme Court ruling that left Wisconsin absentee voting procedures in question.


Help is available! Contact these resources:
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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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