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Voting

individual using a head wand to vote during an electionAs a person with a disability, it is your civil right to vote and to have the necessary accommodations to vote in state and federal elections. This right is protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a federal civil rights law that provides protections to people with disabilities that are similar to protections provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion. Title II of the ADA requires state and local governments (“public entities”) to ensure that people with disabilities have a full and equal opportunity to vote.

Strategies

Disability Rights Wisconsin employs a combination of advocacy strategies to assist people with disabilities to ensure they are receiving the adequate voting rights to which they are entitled. We advocate on behalf of those who believe their right to vote has been infringed, we provide resources on how to vote when you have a disability, and we push for legislation which makes it easier for people with disabilities to vote in elections.

In partnership with Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition we work to provide current information on voting rights, election rules and resources in Wisconsin for individual with disabilities.  We also host a voter hotline on election days – 1-844-DIS-VOTE.  Please visit: disabilityvote.org.

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