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2020 is a major election year and the Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition (DVC) is working to help ensure full participation in the electoral process for individuals with disabilities. Here are some highlights and tips on how you can get involved:

What’s New?
  • The DVC advocated for passage of AB-168, relating to the requirement for stating name and address prior to voting; past BPDD Board member Ramsey Lee took a lead role in this advocacy. The bill will be signed into law by Governor Evers on November 22nd in River Falls. AB 168 will allow individuals who cannot state their name and address to have an election official or another individual selected by the voter state the name and address for them. Thanks to all who advocated for this change to Wisconsin law!
  • Our postcard campaign continues with free postcards available English and Spanish to provide the basics for voters with disabilities. ADRCs, disability organizations, and community members are partnering with us to distribute postcards. You can help get the word out! To order postcards, complete our survey.
  • The Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition website has been redesigned to provide full accessibility and a new look, with updated content. Let us know what you think and share your suggestions for resources and featured topics.

  • On November 19, 2019, all three candidates running in the spring election for the Wisconsin Supreme Court will participate in a candidates forum in Madison at 12:30 PM. The forum is open to the public to attend. You may also watch the forum on WisEye. All three candidates will appear on a nonpartisan primary ballot on February 18, 2020, and the top two finishers will advance to the general election on April 2, 2020.

  • Do you live in the 7th Congressional District in Northwestern and Central Wisconsin? A special election will be held to fill the remainder of the term of Representative Sean Duffy. The special primary will occur on the same day as the spring primary, February 18, 2020. The special election will occur on May 12, 2020. Follow us on Facebook for updates!

  • Have you considered serving as a poll worker? Having more voters with disabilities working at the polls may help our polling places to be more accessible. Learn more from the Wisconsin Election Commission.

  • The DVC partnered with State Representative Jimmy Anderson and 92.7 FM/1580 AM to produce two public service announcements on the importance of people with disabilities participating in all elections and making a plan to vote. Representative Anderson believes strongly in making sure that all people with disabilities can fully participate in their civic duty, so he has partnered with the Disability Vote Coalition to help educate the public on voting rights and the importance of having your voice heard through voting. Please help the Coalition spread the word by airing the following PSAs on your Wisconsin networks. Board for People with Developmental Disabilities.
You Can Help!
  • Do you support our efforts to increase participation of voters with disabilities? Share your support! Be listed as a supporting member of the Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition. Email your name and your organization name to info@disabilityvote.org.
  • Our Facebook page is full of information. Like us and share the posts! facebook.com/wisconsindisabilityvote
  • Volunteer! The Disability Vote Coalition needs volunteers to serve as regional partners and help us promote voting and educate about voter rights. Interested? Email us at info@disabilityvote.org.
  • We welcome volunteers for our Voter Spotlight series on Facebook. Email us at info@disabilityvote.org with your name and location, a photo of you, and 1-2 sentences about why voting is important to you.
  • Share our 2020 Voter Postcards with voters with disabilities and their allies in your community.
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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For help with disability related voting questions, call the Disability Rights Wisconsin Vote Hotline: 844-DIS-VOTE / 844-347-8683
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