Disability Voting Rights Awareness Week
September 11-15, 2023
There are over 38 million people with disabilities who are eligible to vote, but access barriers prevent some of us from accessing our right to vote. Disability Voting Rights Week is all about protecting the rights of people with disabilities to participate fully in our democracy.
Our Mission is to empower people living with a disability in Georgia to vote successfully and live with accessibility. We train voters and poll workers while building capacity with local government, community organizations, faith based groups, and students.
Fannie Lou Hamer
Mrs. Hamer fought for human rights while living with a disability
She galvanized thousands of blacks and women to vote nationally
Leadership: Mississippi Freedom Democratic party, Freedom Summer,
SNCC, National Women's Political Caucus, Freedom Farm Cooperative
"Nobody's free, until everybody's free"
John Lewis served as a U.S. House of Representatives for 33 years in Georgia
He marched across the south protesting anti-black voting practices
Leadership: Nashville sit-ins, Freedom Rides, SNCC, AmeriCorps,
March on Washington, Atlanta City Council
"The right to vote is precious, almost sacred.
It is the most powerful nonviolent tool or instrument
in a democratic society. We must use it."
You must be:
1. A citizen of the U.S.
2. A legal resident of Georgia and of the county
in which you wish to vote
3. At least At least 17 1/2 years of age to register
and 18 to vote
You may NOT register to vote if you:
1. Are currently serving a sentence for a felony
2. Have been ruled mentally incompetent by a court
Did you know that there are 2 million adults living with a disability in Georgia? We provide online training sessions to educate voters on their options for mail-in and in-person voting.
POLL WORKER TRAINING
Poll workers are essential in the voting process, and can learn a lot from voters with disabilities. Poll workers can learn the importance inclusion for people with disabilities. We provide training videos and seminars to help poll workers be empowered and respectful for all.
GET THE FACTS
People with disabilities are the largest minorities in the world
1 in 4 adults in Georgia are
living with a disability
Voters with disabilities are 2x more likely to report difficulties on Election Day
U.S. Election Assistance Commission
Voter turnout increases when people with disabilities have accessible options
Disability Research, Rutgers University