In Wisconsin, adults under guardianship retain the right to vote unless the court has expressly removed that right. Only a court can take away the right to vote. An individual who has lost the right to vote can petition the court to have their right to vote restored. This new video discusses guardianship and voting in Wisconsin, and how to keep and restore the right to vote. The video includes an ASL interpreter and captioning.
- View the Guardianship and Voting: Keeping and Restoring the Right to Vote video via Youtube.
- View the accessible Guardianship and Voting presentation here (PDF).
This video is a product of Disability Rights Wisconsin.
Learn about accessible voting by watching a new video from the Self Determination channel, “Shining a Light on Accessible Voting Machines” with Denise Jess.
Moderator Stacy Ellingen, Denise, and other voters talk about the importance of accessible voting machines and why you should ask to use the accessible voting machine at your polling place. Each polling place is required to have an accessible voting machine that allows voters with disabilities to vote privately and independently.
Parents share why retaining their child’s right to vote is so important to them and their child with a disability.
In this video, self-advocate Jennifer Kratsch shares how she got her right to vote back. In Wisconsin, people under guardianship retain the right to vote unless the court removes the right. If you have lost the right to vote, you can petition the court to restore your voting rights, as Jen did.
Local elections matter! This new video features Stephanie Birmingham – a powerful advocate who is passionate about voters’ rights – talking with self advocates about why it’s important to vote in local elections. The Disability Vote Coalition partnered with the Self-Determination Channel to get the word out about the importance of voting local.
Voting in Local Elections Video
Voting in Local Elections with Audio Description Video
On May 11th, Wisconsin state senators will be voting on SB 203 and SB 212. These bills could make it harder to absentee vote for many people with disabilities, older adults, and other voters. Take action and ask your Senator to vote No.
For information about the bills and how to contact your legislators:
- Read our action alert here (accessible pdf).
- Watch the overview video made for John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Day below to learn more (captions available):