Bill of Voting Rights

I have the right to take part in civic life.

We are actively fighting for the fair and civic inclusion of people with disabilities in every political, social, and economic front.  REV Up aims to increase the number of people with disabilities who vote. We have what you need to Register to Vote, to get Educated on the issues, and to Vote. We are non-partisan, and invite voters of any party to join our efforts.

Disability issues need your support.  Who you vote for impacts your access to healthcare, education, transportation and the list goes on. We need your vote! Register to vote and sign up with REV UP.  Join our voices as we support disability issues.

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2024 Election Calendar

Visit the Secretary of State’s Upcoming Elections page.

  • September 3 – State Primary
    • August 24 – Voter Registration Deadline
    • August 26 – Vote by Mail Application Deadline
  • November 5 – Election Day
    • October 19 – First day of in-person early voting for state election
    • October 26 – Last day to register to vote for state election
    • October 29 5:00 p.m. – Deadline to apply for mail-in ballot for state election
    • November 1 – last day of in-person early voting for state election

Voters Can Apply for Accessible Electronic Vote by Mail

Massachusetts voters who cannot independently cast a standard print ballot can now request accessible electronic voting accommodations. To access the Accessible Vote by Mail system, you must first submit a complete Accessible Vote by Mail Application online and send it to your local election official

Please visit the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s webpage for Voters with Disabilities


REV Up Voting Campaign Guide

Download your guide from national REV UP – The REV Up Voting Campaign Guide – What is the REV UP Voting Campaign and how can you and your
organization get involved?


We all Have a Right to be Engaged

Marlene Sallo, former ED of Disability Law Center, was interviewed by WGBH on election day. Watch the video and read the story at https://www.wgbh.org/specials/2020/11/03/we-all-have-a-right-to-be-engaged-civil-rights-attorney-on-making-voting-accessible-to-all.

“Her team’s efforts to ensure that this year’s elections were accessible to all voters began nearly a year ago, when the Disability Law Center started working with state and local officials to ensure that the language used for mail-in voting met the same accessibility standards as those for voting in person. Given health and safety considerations due to the coronavorus pandemic, it became even more important to ensure that all voters could safely cast their ballots, whether at the polls or from home.

“Don’t we all have the right to vote independently and privately?” she said. “Someone with a disability should not have less of a right than someone without a disability.”


Why is the Disability Vote so important?

Watch this 2016 video from the Disability Law Center – Your vote is even more important today.


Join REV UP Massachusetts!

To join REV UP Massachusetts – go to the SIGN UP page. Whether you need to register, are voting for the first time, or want to volunteer with us – please visit the SIGN UP page and stay informed.

Voting is your right and  your responsibility!  Read the Massachusetts Voters’ Bill of Rights.

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Image: Pile of VOTE buttons with white stars on red and blue backgrounds.Conversation on Civic Engagement On Thursday, June 6 at 2:00 pm, BCIL will host a one-hour virtual forum on how persons with disabilities can get involved in the political process.Have you wondered about: • How to run for office?• How to work on a campaign at the local, state, or national level?• How to get involved with a political party?• How to register to vote? • How to early vote or vote by mail?• What accessibility accommodations are required at the polling site?Featured speakers for this virtual forum include State Republican Party Chairperson Amy Carnevale, Democratic State Committee member Rebecca Morris, Republican State Committee member Judy Crocker, and a representative of Rev Up from the Disability Law Center. In addition to working on their party state committees, Morris also advocates on health care and climate issues, Carnevale is a member of the Massachusetts Commission on Intellectual Disabilities, and Crocker is involved in numerous civic activities on Cape Cod. To register for this virtual forum at ow.ly/3B7Q50RRMLbASL and CART will be provided. ADA reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. To submit a request, contact Austin at aoconnor@bostoncil.org or (617) 338-6665. As part of your request, please include a description of the accommodation you will need and include as much detail as you can. Please provide your contact information in case we need more information. When possible, please allow at least seven days advance notice. Last-minute requests will be accepted but may be difficult to fill. ... See MoreSee Less
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