Get to the Polls
In the 2008 general elections, the voter turnout rate of people with disabilities was 7.2% lower than people without disabilities. Only 46.1% of people with cognitive impairments voted compared with 64.5% of people without a disability –a gap of 18.4%, or a 28.5% lower rate of turnout. If people don’t get to the polls, none of our hard work matters!
Some questions to consider when getting out the vote:
- Where your polling place is located?
- Is it accessible?
- How will you get to the polls?
- Can you provide rides for other voters?
- If you are an employer, can you provide time for your employees to vote?
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