NEW! ANCOR hosted a webinar on the election and resources available to people with disabilities. The webinar recording is available here. Also check out the AUCD "Tuesdays with Liz" interview on voting, available here.
NEW! Both major party candidates have now responded to AAPD's REV UP 2016 Presidential Candidate Questionnaire, which asks for details of the candidates' positions on a variety of disability issues. RespectAbility also published responses on a separate questionnaire (only Clinton has responded at this time.) Click the links below to read their responses.
Donald Trump - Response to REV Up Questionnaire
NEW! Having accessibility or other problems at your polling place? For voting issues on election day, call (866) OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683). The Arc has an online tool where you can report issues and call to get help. Check it out! The Arc's Voter Support Service
Learn about candidates' positions on issues that affect you. Click on a candidate's name below to find out more about them and their positions.
In addition to electing a new president, all 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and 33 of the 100 seats in the U.S. Senate will be contested. Your state may also have a governor race, state legislature elections, and/or additional state and local races and ballot initiatives.
Did you know that in the last election, nearly a third of Americans did not register to vote or renew their voter registration? We have the power to take an active role in the electoral process!
Are you currently registered to vote? What is your voter registration status? Click here to find out if you are eligible to vote. Knowledge is power!
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Voter Identification (ID) Laws have changed recently in many states. Do you know what your state requires? Before you head to the polls, click here to find out what ID, if any, is required in your state.
Do you know where to vote? Click here to make sure you know where to go on Election Day!
Are you concerned about access at your local polling station?
Read this document called "Solutions to Five Common ADA Access Problems at Polling Places."
Also check out the Ruderman White Paper on Voting Accessibility for People with Disabilities.
Are you a student? Here is BestColleges.com's Student Voting Guide.
In the news:
"Presidential race could energize voters with disabilities", USA Today (October 1, 2016)
Hillary Clinton Delievers Disability Policy Speech (September 21, 2016)
"How Did Disabilities Become a Partisan Issue?", The Atlantic (September 21, 2016)
"Clinton SuperPAC Continues to Target Trump on his Treatment of People with Disabilities," The RespectAbility Report (June 27, 2016)
"The 2016 Candidates Need to Stop Ignoring the Disability Vote," The New Republic (January 28, 2016)
No matter what party or candidate you support, we should all be dedicated to ensuring that our elected officials respond to the needs of our community to the fullest extent possible. There's nothing more important than empowerment and advocacy for timely, effective and affordable support in our communities. Our success relies on being engaged and informed citizens.