Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition Policy Recommendations

The Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition supports the following recommendations to increase the accessibility of Wisconsin elections and provide equitable access for voters with disabilities. While federal and state law include many provisions that address the accessibility of our elections, some…
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Press Event: Disability Rights and the November 8th Election

Event Information 2022 has been a challenging year for many voters with disabilities. Wisconsin has seen attacks on the federally protected right to assistance with voting, and absentee voting processes have continued to change. For many voters with disabilities, the…
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Voting Resources for the November 8th Election for Service Providers

Voting rights is an important resident rights issue. Service providers can play an important role in supporting people with disabilities and older adults with the right to vote. The Disability Vote Coalition spoke to assisted living and group home providers…
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Absentee Ballot Return Assistance for the Nov 8th Election

A federal court has affirmed the right of voters with disabilities to use ballot return assistance. Disability Rights Wisconsin is receiving questions from disabled voters who need assistance mailing or delivering their absentee ballots. These practices were restricted in the…
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City of Milwaukee Celebrates Disability Voting Rights Week Press Event

Mayor Cavalier Johnson and Claire Woodall-Vogg, Executive Director, City of Milwaukee Election Commission will kick off the celebration of Disability Voting Rights Week.  The program will feature a demonstration of accessible voting and remarks from Scott Luber and Martha Chambers,…
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Empowering the Disability Vote: Civic Engagement for the Disability Community and their Allies

Hosted by the League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County, LWV Wisconsin, and WI Disability Vote Coalition Event Information Voting issues go far beyond wheelchair accessibility at polling places. We’ll explore current challenges to voting. There are ways to deal…
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Process for Requesting an Accommodation for Ballot Return Assistance

Disability Rights Wisconsin is receiving questions from voters with disabilities about their rights to have assistance with mailing or delivery of their absentee ballot. Federal law protects the right of people with disabilities to have assistance mailing their ballot, and…
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A Celebration of the ADA’s 32nd Anniversary and Its Impact on Voting Rights

Join the Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition on Zoom as we celebrate the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and discuss its impact on voting rights! We will hear from our keynote speaker, Charlotte Lanvers, a Trial Attorney from…
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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.…