Part of DRM’s advocacy mission is to support the right of people with disabilities to vote. DRM protects voting rights through:
- Voting 101 – outreach to people with disabilities on voting rights and becoming informed on voting issues.
- High School/Transition – students who reach the age of voting eligibility.
- Election Clerks – outreach event with poll workers on sensitivity training and the rights of individuals with disabilities.
- Voter Engagement – co-sponsorship of nonpartisan candidate forums to help connect voters with disabilities directly to candidates.
- Individual advocacy to help people with disabilities gain access to polling places and vote privately and independently.
- Information and assistance for people with disabilities who want to register to vote.
- Media and social media posting on voting rights.
- Policy education and public policy advocacy to support access to voting, both at home and at the polls.
- Partnerships with voting rights advocates and state officials in implementing changes in voter protections.
- Partnerships with other P&A agencies in development of informational voting series.
How Can DRM Help?
We want to hear about your voting experience. If you are denied a ballot, are unable to cast your vote privately and independently, or witness a questionable incident, please call DRM at 1.800.288.5923.