Wisconsin Courts Matter: WI 2023 Elections Virtual Forum – February 9, 2023


Guardianship & Voting: Keeping and Restoring the Right to Vote

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.

This video is a product of Disability Rights Wisconsin.


Video: Shining a Light on Accessible Voting

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.

Watch the Shining a Light on Accessible Voting Machines video via the Self-Determination Channel on Youtube.

Parent to Parent: Why I Support My Adult Child with a Disability to Vote

Parents share why retaining their child’s right to vote is so important to them and their child with a disability.

View the Parent-to-Parent video with audio descriptions via Youtube.

How I Got My Right to Vote Back: A Message from Jennifer Kratsch

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.

Watch the video on Youtube here.

Local Elections Matter Panel Discussion – WDVC – March 30, 2022

View the Local Elections Matter Forum recording on Youtube.

2022 Milwaukee Mayoral Candidate Forum Recording

View the 2022 Milwaukee Mayoral Candidate Forum recording on Youtube.

Shining a Light on the Importance of Voting Local

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

Voter Registration Webinar for Service Providers

Know Your Rights Video

2021 Wisconsin Voting Bills Update and How to Take Action

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:


Recording: Disability Rights and Voting: A Briefing for Policymakers and Election Officials