Your Vote Counts, so Go Out and Vote!
Overview powerpoint by Marlene Sallo, Executive Director of the Disability Law Center
We have Pledge Cards, brochures, and other helpful items as you work on getting people with disabilities to the polls. Visit the Advocate Resources page for many helpful links.
Pledge Cards are an easy way to engage potential voters. Either ask a voter to fill out the pledge, or assist them with an on-line signup.
Brochures supply a subset of the information available online. After filling out a pledge card, the brochure is valuable information that can go home with a prospective voter.
Registration Forms: You can download and print the 2 sided registration forms at www.sec.state.ma.us/ele, or pick up a stack from your town clerk. You can also get Absentee Ballot requests online, or from your town clerk.
Non-Profit Vote conducted a webinar on Candidate Engagement. You can download the Interacting with Candidates Powerpoint, or watch the webinar on youtube.com. Non-profits have to stay non-partisan, and this presentation clarifies the rules.
How to Hold an Accessible Event
Here are some checklists and information on how to make a campaign event accessible:
- WISCON 43 Accessibility
- Example from a Rally: Accessibility FAQ
- ACCESSIBILITY-CHECKLIST-FOR-UNIVERSITY-EVENTS-Fall-2014 from UCONN
- From Oregon.org: Accessible Campaigns: Resources for Candidates – Including Voters with Disabilities in Your Campaign.
- From NCIL.org – Including People with Disabilities in Your Political Campaign: A Guide for Campaign Staff