Voting Rights

Disability rights advocates: Let Washington inmates vote

Tuesday, August 23, 2016Most jails in Washington State are doing “absolutely nothing” to facilitate the means for people with disabilities to exercise their right to vote, Disability Rights Washington alleged in an extensive new report, released August 3. “People with disabilities are one…

Judge: Ohio voting system violates the ADA

Tuesday, May 17, 2016A federal court ruled May 11 that the state of Ohio’s absentee ballot system discriminates against people with visual disabilities, but that it does not have to reform its system before the upcoming presidential election. In Ohio, people with visual…

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 investigating California voting system

Tuesday, June 9, 2015The Department of Justice confirmed May 15 (PDF format), in a letter to the Judicial Council of California, that it is investigating the nation’s most populous state for violating federal voting and discrimination laws in regard to people with…

Voting rights

Wednesday, October 16, 2013Choose the right answer! How many Americans with disabilities are not registered to vote? A) 3 million B) 8 million C) 14 million D) 23 million Click on the headline above for the answer.