National REVUP Campaign  – American Association of People with Disabilities

Resources for Voters:

Are you a first time voter?  Is transportation an issue for you?  Do you have anxiety because you don’t know what to expect at the polls?  We can help.  Below are organizations who are committed to assisting anyone with disabilities to vote.   Or send REV UP an message via our Contact Page.

Disability Organizations

The organizations listed have committed to turning anyone with a disability into a successful voter. Success means registered, educated, and voting!

Autistic Self Advocacy Network New England
Finn Gardiner:

The Arc of Massachusetts
Visit their Get Out the Vote Page!

Bay State Council of the Blind
An advocacy organization of volunteers with visual disabilities
Leave a message at 773-572-6312

Boston Center for Independent Living
Bill Henning: 617-338-6665

Center for Living and Working
Mike Kennedy: 508-798-0350

Disability Law Center
Amanda Gasparonis: 617-723-8455

Disability Policy Consortium
John Winske 617-542-3822

Easter Seals of Massachusetts
Joe Bellil: 800-244-2756

Independence Associates
Steve Higgins: 508-583-2166

Mass Advocates Standing Strong
Marie D’Aoust: 617-624-7549

MA Developmental Disabilities Council
Dan Shannon: 617-770-7676

MA Down Syndrome Congress (MDSC)
Colleen Endres: 781-221-0024

MA State Association of the Deaf

MetroWest Center for Independent Living
David Correia: 508-875-7853

Northeast Independent Living Program
Jim Lyons: 978-687-4288

Perkins School
Kim Charlson: 617-924-3434

Jennifer Lee: 800-804-1899

Helpful Resources

This checklist is used to evaluate polling places.  This information can also help voters understand exactly what local election officials are required to provide for accessibility:  ADA Checklist for Polling places.

Town Clerks in Massachusetts:

Federal Election Assistance Commission – Resources for Voters with Disabilities

Nonprofit Vote – :  Nonprofit VOTE partners with America’s nonprofits to help the people they serve participate and vote.  Check out their series of webinars with topics such as:  Voter Registration, Being Non-Partisan, and How to Hold a Candidate Forum.  Anyone can sign up and participate, or replay the webinars later – all for free.