We all know that we have the right to vote and to let our voices be heard on issues that are important. People with disabilities have the same rights as anyone else. Polling places must be accessible to everyone. Whether a person is visually impaired, deaf, or uses a wheelchair, accommodations are available to make the voting process easier.
Protection and Advocacy South Carolina and the DisAbility Voting Coalition produced videos for the 2012 election. The videos describe the many ways people with disabilities can vote. Each state has different guidelines, but the major voting options are absentee ballot by mail, absentee voting in person, curbside voting and lowered voting booths at your precinct.
Take a look at one of the videos featuring my friend Alicia Reagan. If you haven’t voted before today, make sure you cast your ballot!