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Assisting Voters with Disabilities

Read all about the do's and don'ts of assisting a person with a disability to vote in Washington.

External Links

National Disability Rights Network (NDRN)

National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) supports the rights of people with disabilities to have access to polls and to cast private ballots.

The Arc, Know Your Right To Vote

This “Know Your Right To Vote” page created by The Arc contains information about getting registered to vote, how to prepare and find out if your polling place is accessible, and what to do if you feel your right to vote has been violated.

The Arc, Voter Support Service

The Arc, a national community-based organization that advocates for and serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, offers an online voter support service. Here, voters can find their polling place, report problems at a polling place, and ask for voting help.

American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)

The Disability Project Vote of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) works to ensure voters with disabilities are provided access to polling places and voting equipment.

United States Election Assistance Commission (EAC)

The US Election Assistance Commission (EAC) is an independent, bipartisan commission that develops guidance for accessible voting systems.

US Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division – Voting Section

United Stated Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division (USDOJ CRD) – Voting Section works to ensure that elections officials are in compliance with federal laws that protect the rights of people with disabilities in relation to elections and voting.

League of Women Voters (LWV)

The League of Women Voters (LWV), a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government.

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law provides a booklet titled “VOTE. It’s Your Right.” The booklet is available on the Bazelon website in PDF format to be downloaded. The booklet can also be purchased in hard copy.

National Federation of the Blind (NFB)

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Voting and Accessibility Grant Program provides disability advocates and elections officials with information about accessible voting.

Nonprofit VOTE

Nonprofit VOTE partners with America’s nonprofits to help the people they serve participate and vote.

Washington Secretary of State

Washington Secretary of State supervises state and local elections. On this website a person can register to vote online and find information about who and what is on the ballot, information about voting rights for people with disabilities and for felons, and links to county websites.