DRC works so people with disabilities can vote privately and independently. We train poll workers and people with disabilities about voting rights. We make sure poll places and voting machines are accessible. To learn more, keep reading.
DRC’s Voting Rights Unit advocates ensuring that voting is fully accessible for people with disabilities by educating government agencies about best practices and by educating voters with disabilities about their rights including options that allow them to vote privately and independently. DRC’s Voting Rights Unit provides outreach in the disability community with voting rights and civic participation trainings; advocates with government agencies to improve the voter registration process for people with disabilities; collaborates with election officials to improve accessibility of the voting process; runs an election day hotline to assist voters with election related complaints; tests accessible voting equipment; creates helpful publications for both voters with disabilities and election officials; trains poll workers on making voting accessible; and participates on disability-focused committees in numerous counties.
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DRC collaborated with the Riverside County Elections staff on a voting rights training at the Riverside Easter Seals Office. The training was for participants of their Adult Day Program.
Nevada County is implementing the Voter’s Choice Act. The elections staff had already held the required consultation meeting with the disability community about the Election Administration Plan. That meeting went well but we thought the disability community needed another opportunity to meet prior to the larger public consultation meeting scheduled for the following week.
A VAAC is a community-based committee that works with local elections officials. The committee meets regularly to help develop strategies to improve access to voting.
DRC testimony before the Little Hoover Commission on Los Angels' voting system and the Voters Choice Act.
DRC answers to Little Hoover Commission follow up questions concerning VAACs and DMV roll out of voter registration.
Testimony concerned California laws intended to improve voter registration and voter participation, specifically, the California Motor Voter Law and the Voter’s Choice Act.