“Thanks to absentee ballots, drop-off boxes, curbside voting, people with disabilities turned out in record numbers in the 2020 election”.
Disability and Democracy articles on Democracy Chronicles
These articles on Disability and Democracy concern the extra barriers that many voters with disabilities face while trying to exercise their most basic rights and the many people working to find solutions. Also see our main section on American Democracy and our articles on Voter Suppression or Voter Access.
Restrictive voting bills by the GOP are simultaneously threatening disability voting rights and testing their nascent political influence.
5th Amendment compensation can make possible political activity and campaigns to increase disability democracy access. Money talks.
Despite some progress, there are structural problems preventing disabled people from participating in the electoral process as a candidate.
Rights groups want Senate to amend the massive election reform bill passed by the House to allow online voting for the disabled.
Wisconsin has come under scrutiny for not having a ballot that complies with the American Disabilities Act for absentee voting.
Colorado recently introduced SB21-188. This new piece of legislation makes it possible for voters with disabilities to return ballots online.
Several proposals currently pending in the Arizona Legislature may have significant implications for the disability community.
Voters with disabilities can face some challenges when it comes to casting a ballot, including obtaining physical access to a polling site.
New evidence shows that mail voting options likely led to significantly higher turnout among Americans with disabilities.