Voting & Elections
Historically, people with disabilities and their families, who make up 25% of the voting population, have low turnout rates. Many don’t make the connection between elections and the education, services, and supports they need. And there are barriers to people with disabilities participating in American democracy, from inaccessible polling places to difficult-to-understand voting materials.
Disability Voices United works to eliminate those barriers, educate the disability community about the right to vote, ensure that we understand how the issues and candidates’ positions affect us, and urges policymakers to recognize people with disabilities and their families as a voting constituency with diverse interests and concerns.
Disability Voices United President Judy Mark interviewed on CBSLA about the barriers to voting that people with disabilities face
As the 2020 election is the most important of our lifetimes, Disability Voices United brought together over 40 disability organizations to form a coalition called Disability Vote California.