Know Your Right to Vote

Know Your Right to Vote!

Elections matter. When you vote, you choose who represents the disability community in the government at all levels. 2016 is an election year…so exercise your right to vote!

You have the power to choose who decides the structure and funding of disability programs, like our lifelines—including Medicaid and Social Security.

Get informed and know your rights.

  • Are you registered to vote? Is your polling place accessible?
  • Do you know if there is a primary election coming up in your state? Is your state one of them?
  • Are you aware of the great resources of organizations like Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) and the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) have about your right to vote? We have included many of them in our resources.
  • What should you do if you feel your right to vote is being violated?

Know your rights; vote this year and in every year! #PwDsVOTE

Get Real-time Help on Election Day: Use The Arc’s Voter Support Service
 
In 2012, one in five voters with disabilities experienced a barrier at the polls. To help resolve problems in real-time, The Arc is launching our new Voter Support Service! Working with Election Protection’s national network of support, we are aiming to make it easier for people to report problems and get help as quickly as possible. This site is a simple, mobile-friendly way for people with disabilities to ensure that their vote counts.

We need your help! Spread the word in your community. This is a critical election, every vote counts!  Check out the website—and share it with your network! This site can be saved to your home screen or bookmarked on your mobile device. 

This effort is being supported by the Ruderman Family Foundation and AAPD.

The app is now available for download to your mobile devices!Google PlayApp Store

Add The Arc’s Voter Support Service to your mobile phone home screen:

For an iPhone:
Go to vote.thearc.org
To save the site for later, you can click the box with the up arrow on the bottom of your screen, then select add it to your favorites, add it as a bookmark, or add to your home screen. Adding it to your home screen will add a small icon with your other apps on your home screen so that you can use it later and access the webpage.

For an Android:
To save the site for later, Launch Chrome for Android and open vote.thearc.org. Tap the menu button in the right hand corner and select Add to home screen. You’ll be able to enter a name for the shortcut and then Chrome will add it to your home screen, so you can access the webpage in the future.

Resources

 

This campaign is made possible by Medisked

 

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The Arc is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization, that neither supports nor opposes any political party or candidate for elected office. As a 501(c)(3) we are prohibited from campaign interventions but are allowed to engage in a wide variety of nonpartisan election related activities including voter registration and education. The materials are intended to encourage civic participation and to provide information to our chapters so that they can engage in educational and related activities.