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Key Questions for Congressional Candidates – 2022 Elections

Here are key questions to ask candidates running for congressional offices such as U.S. Senate and House of Representatives during the 2022 elections. These questions cover topics such as Medicaid programs and services, SSI/SSDI programs, caregivers, housing, access to mental…
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Wisconsin voters with disabilities say their right to vote is at risk

National Public Radio came to Wisconsin to talk with voters with disabilities about how the Waukesha Circuit Court ruling banning ballot return assistance threatens their voting rights. In this story, voters, DRW and Law Forward speak candidly about how these…
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DVC Public Comments to WEC on Statements of Scope

The Disability Vote Coalition submitted public comments to the Wisconsin Election Commission regarding draft statements of scope for administrative rules. The comments address training for poll workers and special voting deputies, approval and security of electronic voting equipment, polling place…
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Our Voices, Our Votes: Disabled Voters Speak Out on Voting Rights

Disability Rights Wisconsin has released “Our Voices, Our Votes” to share the impact on voters with disabilities of a Waukesha County Court ruling that banned ballot return assistance and drop boxes. On April 13th, the Wisconsin Supreme Court heard arguments…
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New Resource to Educate Policymakers about Special Education

The Disability Vote Coalition has a new document to provide candidates and policymakers with basic information about Special Education. School board members, legislators, and other elected officials have an important role in ensuring students with disabilities receive the services they…
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Voting Rights Advocacy Alert – Ban on Absentee Ballot Return Assistance

The Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition is very concerned about new barriers to voting rights that are in place for Wisconsin’s April 5th election. Learn more about the ban on absentee ballot return assistance and how you can take action by…
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Disabled Voters Speak Out on Absentee Ballot Return Assistance Prohibition

The Wisconsin Supreme Court Ruling on absentee ballot return assistance will disenfranchise some voters with disabilities. This story and a video in today’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel feature Wisconsin voters who share how this ruling will restrict their right to vote.…
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DRW Testimony at Feb 21 Assembly State Affairs Committee Public Hearing

Disability Rights Wisconsin submitted the following testimony regarding the impact of voting bills on people with disabilities at the February 21st Assembly State Affairs Committee Public Hearing. View DRW’s full testimony here (accessible PDF).
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DRW Testimony at February 7 Senate Election Committee Public Hearing

The Senate Election Committee held a hearing on February 7th on eleven new voting bills. DRW testified regarding the impact of these bills on people with disabilities.   View DRW’s Testimony here (accessible pdf).  View the Senate Hearing Notice here (pdf).…
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DRW and DVC Public Comments for Wisconsin Election Commission

The Wisconsin Election Commission met on December 1 at 8 AM to discuss their response to the Legislative Audit Bureau’s October 2021 Report on Elections Administration (Report 21-19). View December 2021 WEC meeting information on their website here. Disability Rights…
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DRW & DVC Statement Regarding LAB 2020 Election Administration Report

The Joint Legislative Audit Committee released their report on the administration of the November 2020 election in Wisconsin. A public hearing was held on November 9th. Overall the report affirms that our elections are safe, secure, and accurate. In the…
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Legislative Audit Bureau Report on Election Administration

The Legislative Audit Bureau has released their report on administration of the November 2020 election. Overall the report affirms that our elections are safe, secure, and accurate. In the report, the Legislative Audit Bureau makes 30 recommendations to the Wisconsin…
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Agencies Sign on to Affirm Voting Rights of Older Adults and People with Disabilities

The right to vote is the cornerstone of our democracy.  Recent investigations have called into question the voting rights of care facility residents and people with disabilities, including cognitive disabilities.  As advocates for people with disabilities and older adults, the…