"Vote as if your life depends on it, because it does." These words by Justin Dart, well-known activist and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, have never been more important or relevant for people with disabilities.
With issues such as Medicaid reform, the Affordable Care Act, housing and transportation at the forefront of national and state policy debates, the stakes for people with disabilities couldn't be higher. Yet, people with disabilities are about 20% less likely than those without disabilities to vote, and 10% less likely to be registered to vote according to a national survey.
Now, more than ever people with intellectual and developmental disabilities need to exercise their rights as American citizens and cast their vote. To learn more about voting in the upcoming election, visit nonprofit.org.
Here you can:
- Get information on registering to vote
- Check your registration status
- Find your polling place
- Learn how to vote early by mail or in-person
- Learn more about specific voter ID laws and requirements in your state