Oct 29 2012

Make Your Voice Heard During Fall Elections

Posted by BPDD at 8:33 AM
- Categories: Advocacy | DAWN Alerts | Miscellaneous

Election Day is next Tuesday, Nov. 6. You do not need a photo ID to vote in this election. If you have not registered to vote, you can register by 5 p.m. on Nov. 2. To register, you need to bring a lease or utility bill that has your legal voting address on it.

If you do not register by Nov. 2,  you can register on Election Day by bringing proof that you live in the voting district. This would include a utility bill or copy of a lease that has your full name on it. If you have a Wisconsin driver’s license you must provide the driver’s license number. If you do not have a driver’s license you can use either a State I.D. card number or the last four numbers of your Social Security Number. If you do not have any of these, a number will be assigned to you.

For more information about your voting rights, go to www.disabilityvote.org.

To find out where your candidates stand on issues important to people with disabilities, use the documents 5 Key Questions for Federal Candidates and 6 Key Questions for State Candidates. In addition to providing questions you can ask your candidates, the documents also include tips for how to use the questions and helpful background information.

More than one-fifth of Americans have a disability. When you ask disability-related questions and vote in every election, policymakers will better understand the issues and act on disability-related issues that affect your life.



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