National Voter Registration Day is tomorrow, Tuesday, September 24th.
The disability community relies heavily on government services yet, people with disabilities vote less often than non-disabled people. According to a recent study, if people with disabilities voted at the same rate as people without disabilities who have the same demographic characteristics, there would be about 2.35 million more voters nationally.
Voting is an important way we have a say in our government and therefore our lives. If you’ve recently moved, turned 18, or changed your name please take this opportunity to update your voter registration, it only takes a few moments.
There are barriers that we face as people with disabilities when voting. Polling places can be inaccessible, if we are conserved there are legal matters to consider. Some of us may even be hospitalized on Election Day. The best way to get around these barriers is to know your rights in advance. Visit DisabilityVoteCA.org to learn about your rights and please share this information with your friends and family members with disabilities.