Disability Vote

Disability activists push for accessibility in Iowa caucuses

Friday, January 8, 2016Disability Rights Iowa and the Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council are pushing the state’s Democratic and Republican parties to ensure voters with disabilities can participate in the first-in-the nation caucuses for the 2016 election, scheduled for February 1. “What we wanted…

Ohio sued over inaccessible voting services

Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Ohio Faces Voting Access Lawsuit
The state of Ohio is violating federal law by failing to make its voting services accessible to people with visual disabilities, according to a new lawsuit filed December 7 by Disability Rights Ohio and Brown,

California bill provides new protections for voters with disabilities

Friday, October 23, 2015
Right to Vote under Conservatorship
California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law October 10, which aims to ensure voters with intellectual disabilities are not illegally disqualified from voting. Currently under state law, people under guardianship, known as conservatorships…

Disability Vote

Wednesday, August 12, 2015Rooted in Rights new original video, Disability Vote, informs voters with disabilities of their rights, and encourages people with disabilities to vote. On this page you'll find links and resources for voters with disabilities, and state-specific voting information in the partnering states. It's time for people with disabilities to be fully included in the democratic process, and we need your help to disseminate the message. Please share this new video.

DOJ sues Louisiana for lack of voter registration services

Monday, July 18, 2011
DOJ acts in voter registration case
The Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against the state of Louisiana on Tuesday for failing to provide voter registrations services at its public assistance offices, in violation of federal law. In an effort…

Rhode Island must improve voter registration process

Tuesday, March 22, 2011The Department of Justice has announced a two-year agreement with the state of Rhode Island to expand its process for improving voter turnout figures for people with the disabilities. The Justice Department had filed a lawsuit against the state for…

City of New York sued for lack of access to voting stations

Tuesday, January 4, 2011Disability Rights Advocates filed a lawsuit July 26 against the Board of Elections in the city of New York, charging that it discriminates against people with mobility and vision disabilities by failing to accommodate them at voting sites. “Ramps at…

Protection and advocacy stands up for voting rights

Tuesday, January 4, 2011The Advocacy Center filed a class action lawsuit June 4 against the Jefferson Parish in Louisiana for failure to provide polling sites accessible to people with disabilities, in violation of the standards for accessible design required by the Americans with…

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