Preparing for Election Day – Nov 6th

The word "vote" with a wheelchair embeddedThe following is reprinted from the AT3 Center Blog and developed with resources from  American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) 

Concerned about potential barriers at your polling place? Make some inquiries in advance of election day and plan ahead. Begin today! Below are tips and resources:

 

Contacting Your Elections Office

It may be useful to contact your state, county, or local Elections Office in advance of the election to locate and check the accessibility of your polling place, ask about accessible voting machines (and how to use them), curbside voting (and other options), or to inquire about poll worker training regarding voters with disabilities. Find My State or Local Election Office Website

Voter ID Requirements

Some states have strict voter identification (ID) requirements in order to vote. Make sure you are prepared with the proper ID well in advance of election day.

VoteRiders

VoteRiders offers wallet-sized Voter ID Info Cards (in English and Spanish) for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Each card provides a breakdown of the voter ID requirements in that specific state. They also host a Voter ID Hotline: 1-844-338-8743. Link to Vote Riders…

Spread The Vote

Spread The Vote provides direct assistance to help voters obtain the proper identification to vote in their state. They are currently active in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Link to Spread the Vote…

Getting to the Polls

Carpool Vote

Carpool Vote is a national platform that connects volunteer drivers with anybody needing a ride to cast their vote. The platform is accessible to voters with disabilities and offers rides in accessible vehicles as long as there are volunteer drivers with accessible vehicles. Link to Carpool Vote…

Contact State and Local Political Parties

State and local political parties often help organize rides to get their voters to the polls on Election Day. Visit Vote Smart for links to the following organizations:

  • Maine Democratic Party
  • Maine Republican Party
  • Maine Green Independent Party.
  • Maine Patriot Party
  • Libertarian Party of Maine
  • Unity Party of Maine

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