The Disability Vote in 2020
A record number of voters overcame many different barriers to cast their ballot in the 2020 elections. New data on the disability vote in 2020 provides insights into how people with disabilities voted and what barriers continue to create a gap in voter turnout between people with and without disabilities.
Dr. Lisa Schur and Dr. Doug Kruse, researchers at Rutgers University, shared key insights on the experience of voters with disabilities in the 2020 elections. Dr. Schur and Dr. Kruse’s research on the disability vote in 2020 was commissioned and supported by the Election Assistance Commission.
This event was hosted by the American Association of People with Disabilities’ REV UP Campaign, which launched in 2016, and is composed of state and national coalitions that work to advance the Disability Vote. REV UP stands for Register! Educate! Vote! Use your Power! REV UP’s mission is to foster civic engagement and protect the voting rights of Americans with disabilities.
- Watch the entire Zoom event
- Download the even powerpoint Presentation: AAPD-RevUp-presentation-on-disability-and-voting-accessibility-3-18-21.pptx
- Download a docx Transcript from the event: Transcript-3.18.21-The-Disability-Vote-in-2020.docx
Resources from the Event
- StopJimCrow2.com (Fair Fight Action)
- State Bill Tracker Search (Voting Rights Lab)
- Share and Gather Voting Stories (Fair Fight Action)
- Phone Banking to Collect Voter Stories (Fair Fight Action)
Newsletters & Organizations to Connect With
- AAPD’s REV UP Voting Campaign
- Fair Fight Launches its Disability Council
- Connect with All Voting is Local’s State Programs
- Find Your Local Protection & Advocacy Agency
- Sign up for Fair Fight’s Newsletters
- Sign up for the Leadership Conference’s Newsletter
- Sign up for The Lever (Voting Rights Lab)
- Sign up for The Markup (Voting Rights Lab)