Get to the Polls

I Voted stickerIn 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?

Photo courtesy of flickr user Vaguely Artistic