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Impact Feature Issue on Political Activism and Voter Participation by Persons with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities

Resources on Voting and People with Disabilities

Readers of this Impact may find these resources useful for more information.

  • How to Turn Out Voters with Disabilities. Produced by the National Organization on Disability. This non-partisan get-out-the-vote manual is a step-by-step process that groups can use to educate people with disabilities about voting and get them out to vote. It can be printed out for free from the National Organization on Disability Web site. The Web site has many other resources on political participation by persons with disabilities, including information on new legislation affecting voting by people with disabilities, accessibility issues in polling places and with ballots, laws regarding voter registration, and links to organizations addressing political participation of people with disabilities.
  • GoVoter.org Web Site. This Web site has fact sheets that can be printed out on  topics related to making voting accessible to people with intellectual, mobility, sensory, dexterity-related and emotional disabilities. They include the Self-Advocates’ Fact Sheet on Voting, Election Officials’ Fact Sheet, ADA Checklist for Polling Places, Welcoming Voters to the Polls, and Making Voting Accessible to All.
  • AAPD Disability Vote Project Web Site. The Web site of this project of the American Association of People with Disabilities offers many resources on election reform, polling place and voting system access, federal voting laws, and voter education and registration.