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Better Voter Engagement Strategies for People with Disabilities

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
1:00 pm2:00 pm

Presenter: Nonprofit VOTE
Cost: Free

People with disabilities face unique challenges in registering to vote and casting a ballot. According to the ACLU, "One in five people eligible to vote has a disability. In order to ensure they can vote, the Americans with Disabilities Act requires that voter registration and voting be accessible for people with disabilities and that poll workers assist voters with disabilities if they need help." However plenty of polling places, paper forms and even online voter registration portals are out of compliance.

Nonprofits can support voters with disabilities through advocacy, awareness and making their efforts more accessible. Join Nonprofit VOTE for this one hour webinar with Michelle Bishop, Disability Advocacy Specialist for Voting Rights at National Disability Rights Network. They'll cover why accessibility matters, the myriad of challenges voters with disabilities encounter, and how nonprofits can help.

This webinar will feature closed captions and will be recorded. Register for the webinar to receive the materials in your inbox.