Your 'Get Out the Disability Vote' toolkit is here!
According to Nonprofit Vote, voting is connected with a host of positive benefits for the individual voter. Compared to non-voters, voters are more likely to volunteer, contact their elected officials, and stay informed about local affairs. Voting is associated with active citizenship, social connections, personal agency, better health outcomes, reduced unemployment and lower recidivism rates. To read the full story, visit this Nonprofit Vote factsheet.
Your 'Get Out the Disability Vote' Toolkit
People with disabilities and their allies are organizing voter registration drives, candidate forums and workshops to promote participation in elections. Disability Rights Washington created logos to use for 'Get Out the Disability Vote' efforts. Download these free logos to add to your 'Get Out the Disability Vote' posters, flyers, articles, t-shirts, blogs, buttons and bumper stickers.
Thanks to The Accessible Icon Project for creating the new universal accessibility logo and for putting it in the public domain for everyone to use.
Share Voting Videos
DRW's Rooted in Rights project produced these original videos to 'Get Out the Disability Vote'. We invite you to view them and share them widely:
- Voting with an Assistant
- Youth Disability Vote
- Why Should Deaf People Vote?
- When You Get Out, Get Your Vote Back
- Disability Vote in Spanish
More Useful Voting Information
REV UP! is a national campaign to increase the political power of people with disabilities while also engaging candidates and the media to recognize the disability community, spearheaded by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD).
REV UP! is Register, Educate, Vote and Use your Power!
- information about the REV UP Campaign and resources to start organizing today.
- resources and links to other 'Get Out the Disability Vote' efforts, including a Voter Engagement Toolkit.
Extensive resources for non-profits for voter education, registration, mobilization Toolkits, how to host a candidate forum and more.
Information, resources and partnership opportunities for participating in National Voter Registration Day.
Resources for voters with disabilities.
Voter Education Toolkit created by self advocacy leaders to help people teach voter education.
Voting resources for Washington state citizens.
Voting videos and other helpful information about voter rights for people with disabilities in Washington.