Wednesday, October 26, 2016

YOU should vote!

Get out the disability vote 

King County votes by mail, but did you know there are other options?

Read on ...

Need assistance casting a ballot? 

Trained staff and specialized equipment are available at three King County centers to help voters with disabilities cast a private, independent ballot.  The accessible voting center in Seattle has already opened; the ones in Bellevue and Renton open November 4. You can find hours and directions here.

Are you vision impaired?

The online ballot-marking program has been designed specifically to enable blind and vision-impaired voters to cast a private ballot. (But any voter can use it!)

What about language access? 

Registered voters get two election guides mailed to them: one from the county for local elections and one from the state for statewide and federal elections.
  • For local elections: Register your language preference and get your voting materials in 中文 (Chinese), English, 한국어 (Korean), Español (Spanish), or Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese).
  • For state and federal elections: The online guide is available 中文 (Chinese), Español (Spanish), or Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese).

More information

Reading inspiration:

Disabled and Disenfranchised
The Voting Rights Fight You Haven't Heard Of ... from Vice News

“We are the last demographic within the U.S. where you can take away our right to vote because of our identity... It’s horrifying that this is happening. The idea that you can’t make a decision on who to vote for is a basic misunderstanding of what it means to be disabled.”