Support Voting Accessibility!
Voter ID laws, difficulty identifying and contacting elected officials, and polling locations made inaccessible by location and time constraints affect all of us in non-pandemic years. These barriers were exacerbated by safety concerns during the pandemic, and disproportionately affect disabled voters.
Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition advocates for expansions of vote-by-mail policies, increasing accessibility of voter education about registration, obtaining IDs, maintaining/restoring voting rights to disabled adults, and poll transportation options. They also advocate for increased accessibility on websites, (such as ASL interpreters, captions, high-contrast text, and image IDs), and for ADA-compliant ballots that work with screen readers.
Why is this sustainable?
Sustain Dane explains that large gaps in voter turnout can increase socioeconomic inequality. And while voter turnout is higher in federal election years, many changes in city and county leadership, taxes, and infrastructure have a greater effect on individual voters, but turnout for these elections is frequently below 30%.
Speaking of which, we have a Wisconsin Partisan Primary on Tuesday, August 9th, 2022 and a Wisconsin 2022 Election on Tuesday, November 8th, 2022.
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