Transition University- Voting Rights
The disability vote is more important than ever. We need our voices to be heard on the issues that matter to us to be considered by our representative. For youth new to voting, it is an opportunity to practice decision making and advocacy.
When you vote keep these rights in mind:
- You have the right to vote privately and independently.
- You have the right to an accessible ballot. If you cannot complete the ballot mailed to you without assistance, you can request a ballot in a format that meets your needs.
- You can have a person that you choose help you vote. You can’t get help from your boss, union representative or a candidate.
- You can always ask a poll worker for help voting. (credit: Disability Law Center)
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