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Voting Rights and Local Elections Presentation – February 2024

Looking for an overview of your voting rights, polling place accommodations, and upcoming elections in 2024? The Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition presented on voting rights and local elections in our February 2024 Lunch and Learn session. The presentation provides information…
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Absentee Voting in Wisconsin Factsheet – 2024

Introduction Many voters with disabilities prefer voting absentee because of difficulty getting transportation to the polls, accessibility concerns, health issues, concerns about COVID-19, or other reasons. As 2024 elections approach, learn more about absentee voting and how to request your…
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2024 Voter Registration Resources Toolkit

General Voter Registration Information My Vote Wisconsin: Register and check your voter status at MyVote.wi.gov. Wisconsin Voter Registration Application (PDF) Guides for Acceptable Proof of Residence: Pictures of Possible Proof of Residence Documents (PDF). Proof of Residence for Voter Registration…
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Residential Service Providers: Resources for Voters with Disabilities Fact Sheet

Voters with disabilities who live in residential facilities may experience some difficulties participating in Wisconsin elections. This factsheet is designed for residential service providers who are seeking information and resources on voting rights for their residents. Materials English English regular…
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Resources to Educate Candidate About Disability Issues

The Disability Vote Coalition Survival encourages you to educate candidates for office about policy issues that are important to people with disabilities. Survival Coalition of Wisconsin Disability Organizations has prepared these issue papers to provide background and a disability perspective…
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Informational Hearing Regarding the WI Elections Commission June 2023 Report

On September 26th at 10 AM, the Senate Committee on Shared Revenue, Elections and Consumer Protection will hold an informational hearing regarding the Wisconsin Election Commission June 2023 report: Barriers Faced by Elderly Voters and Voters with Disabilities. Speakers are…
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US DOJ Voting Listening Session to Share Barriers Faced by Individuals with Disabilities

Please join the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western and Eastern Districts of Wisconsin and the Department of Justice’s Disability Rights Section, Civil Rights Division, for a listening session on September 11, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.…
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Milwaukee’s 33rd Anniversary Celebration of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Join Disability Rights Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition on July 26th as Milwaukee County celebrates the 33rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). We will be at Milwaukee’s ADA celebration and Community Resource fair on Wednesday,…
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Statement from the WDVC: Thank You, Wisconsin Election Commission

The Wisconsin Election Commission (WEC) has released their 2023 report on Barriers Faced by Elderly Voters and Voters with Disabilities. The report provides information regarding the accessibility of Wisconsin polling places. The Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition commends Commissioners, and Administrator…
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Disability Rights and Resources for the February 21st Election

View and share the full press release here (accessible PDF). Tuesday, February 21, is Election Day in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition urges voters with disabilities to cast a ballot and participate in our democracy. The Disability Rights Wisconsin…

The Basics of Wisconsin’s Guardianship Law and its Impact on the Right to Vote

Guardianship is governed by Wisconsin law. One of the issues the court decides when appointing a guardian of the person is whether the individual has the capacity to vote. Learn more about the key points of Wisconsin’s guardianship law and…
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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…