Cast Your Vote Today!
As many of you know, November 3 is Election Day. As is the case with every major election, key issues are on the ballot, including issues concerning people with disabilities and other minority groups. It is crucial that these people vote so that they have a voice on important issues directly affecting them.
How Can I Vote?
If you have questions about how to vote in your state, click here to find out about your state’s voting guidelines. Many states, including Minnesota, have the option of absentee voting (voting by mail). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are choosing to vote absentee rather than in person at their polling places.
How Do I Vote If I Have A Disability?
All voters with disabilities have the right to an accessible polling place with voting machines. Because I have cerebral palsy and use a wheelchair, I use the AutoMark (see image in this post) to vote at my polling place. The AutoMark is a machine that scans your ballot so that you can fill it out electronically. Here is more information about voting accessibility.
Voting is extremely important for everyone, and especially so for those who have a disability or belong to another minority group. People directly affected by certain issues should have a voice on such issues. Despite COVID-19, get out (or stay in) and vote!