ADAP and the Mobile Independent Living Center Talk Accessible Voting Machines with Alabama Care
Check out the video below to see a demonstration of accessible voting machines and get important questions answered about upcoming elections, knowing how to exercise and protect your rights, and how to ask for help if you need it!
Check out this training video from Voting Rights Fellow Madison Ard!
In the video, Maddy talks about the upcoming election, federal and state election law, your rights under the ADA, and tips and tricks for casting your ballot. For a captioned version of the Zoom-recorded training, you can click this link to view the training.
Want to find out more about planning your upcoming vote? Good news - we have developed a comprehensive guide to knowing your rights, voting and voting assistance! To read the guide, click on the button below.
Watch Senior Voting Rights Advocate Nicky Watkins speak with Alabama Care on voting rights, voting with a disability, advocacy, and more.
Primary Elections Runoffs are coming up on June 21! You can find out who your county election manager is by clicking the button below!
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ADAP seeks to improve access to the voting process for individuals with disabilities. Services provided under this program include, but are not limited to: surveying polling sites throughout Alabama to determine any accessibility issues; offering voter registration information to persons who contact ADAP; publishing educational information regarding the rights of persons with disabilities in the voting process; and providing trainings to persons with disabilities, poll workers, and members of the general public explaining the rights of persons with disabilities in the voting process.
Step by Step Instructions:
Know Your Rights:
Here is a video from Rooted in Rights that describes the rights of people with disabilities at the polls. As this video states, you have a right to assistance and accommodations while voting. If you feel that your rights have not been respected at your polling place, please contact ADAP for assistance.
If you’re at least 18 years of age and meet the other eligibility requirements for the State of Alabama, please take some time to review our Alabama Voter’s Guide from The Secretary of State's Office. It provides you with registration requirements, when to register, where and how to register, dates and much more. Please contact us if you would like access to Braille copy of the Alabama Voter Guide.
Alabama voters can now register to vote online. Voters can submit their registration form online at www.alabamavotes.gov, but the registration will require a valid Alabama drivers license or state-issued photo ID. Photo ID isn't required to register in person or when mailing in a paper registration form, but is required when voting at the polls.
Voting Rights for People under Guardianships
Check out this voter guide for people with disabilities who are under a guardianship. The most important lessons from the guide are:
The guide was written by the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law and the National Disability Rights Network.