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Voting in the November 2020 General Election

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Protecting the Most Basic American Right

Voting is a way to make your voice heard and for you to express your opinions, and to influence who is making those important laws and policies. If you do not vote, you are letting others make decisions without you getting a say in what they decide. Across the country people with disabilities have not voted because polling places are not accessible, there are discriminatory practices in place, individuals ( wrongly) think that they cannot vote due to their disability or they think their vote will not make a difference. The Disabilities Law Program is here to ensure that people with disabilities can access one of their most fundamental rights, the right to vote!

Disabilities Law Program & Voter Rights

The Disabilities Law Program provides advocacy, education and training to promote and facilitate individuals with disabilities rights to participate in the election process. We ensure that individuals with disabilities can participate in the election process by:

  • Providing training/outreach to individuals and community agencies
  • Assist individuals with the registration process
  • Monitor polling sites for accessibility issues that might inhibit a person with disabilities to participate
  • Monitor new regulations/status related to voting
  • Systemically and on an individual case basis represent in voter related issue complaints

 

Common Barriers to Voting for People with Disabilities

  • Inaccessible polling location (Travel Routes from Parking to Location/Entrance)
  • Lack of Accessible Parking
  • Lack of Ramps
  • Transportation
  • Misinformation about support individuals in the poll booth

 

Delaware Department of Elections Contacts

 

NEWCASTLE OFFICE                                     KENT OFFICE                           SUSSEX OFFICE

Carvel State Office Building                             100 Enterprise Pl Ste 5              119 N. Race St
820 North French St Suite 400                         Dover, DE 19904                       P.O. Box 457
Wilmington DE 19801                                       Ph:  (302) 739-4498                  Georgetown DE 19947
Ph: (302) 577-3464                                           Fax: (302) 739-4515                  Ph: (302) 856-5367
Fax: (302) 577-6545                                                                                            Fax: (302) 856-5082

 

Additional Contacts: https://elections.delaware.gov/locations.shtml

Filing a Complaint on Your Own: https://elections.delaware.gov/voter/complaints.shtml

 

Quick Links Voter Support Links

To Register

Request Absentee Ballot

Where is my voting place

Printable Resources

The Americans with Disabilities Act & Other Federal Laws Protecting the Rights of Voters with Disabilities” ( Federal Technical Assistance Publication)

DLP Voting Rights for Transitional Youth Guidebook

Voting Rights Card for People with Disabilities

Guardianship and voting rights in Delaware (English)

Guardianship and Voting Rights in Delaware (Spanish)

CLASI’s Voting During COVID-19 Brochure