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Voters With Disabilities Face Greater Health Risks During COVID-19

October 13, 2020

Voting With SCI – Here’s the Deal

As the pandemic continues to grow, voters with spinal cord injury face serious risks from COVID-19 due to their higher rates of pulmonary conditions, diabetes, obesity and heart disease.

 

 

 

 

 

These websites contain information about how to vote safely if you have a disability:
 
US Election Assistance Commission:
https://www.eac.gov/voter_resources/resources_for_voters_with_disabilities.aspx
 
AAPD American Association of People With Disabilities
FAQ’s For Voting and Voting Safely in 2020:
https://www.aapd.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/FAQ-AAPD-2020-November-Elections-Final.pdf
 
Find your Local US Election Office:
https://www.usa.gov/election-office
 
National Disability Rights Network: 
https://www.ndrn.org/voting/
 
State by state voting information:
https://www.nonprofitvote.org/voting-in-your-state/special-circumstances/voting-with-a-disability/
 
ADA Voting Guidelines: 
https://www.ada.gov/ada_voting/ada_voting_ta.htm
 
Recent articles in popular publications that can help you prepare to cast your vote:

‘A Failed System’: What It’s Like to Vote With a Disability During a Pandemic
New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/25/us/politics/voting-disability-virus.html

What the Disability Community Should Know About Voting in the U.S. Presidential Election
The Mighty: https://themighty.com/2020/10/disability-voting-resources-election/
 
Voters With Disabilities Face Barriers in 2020 From COVID-19
Teen Vogue: https://www.teenvogue.com/story/voters-with-disabilities-barriers-covid

Eligible Voters With Disabilities Increase By Nearly 20%
Disability Scoop: https://www.disabilityscoop.com/2020/10/02/eligible-voters-with-disabilities-increase-by-nearly-20/29018/

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