This week is National Disability Voter Registration Week, a nationwide effort coordinated by the American Association of People with Disabilities’ (AAPD) REV UP! Campaign to increase voter registration and political participation in the disabilities community.
In Washington state, local governments, libraries, and non-profit organizations have aligned their voter registration events with National Disability Voter Registration Week, listed by county here. For the August 1st election, Washington voters can cast their votes by mail or in person at Accessible Voting Units (AVUs), ADA-accessible polling stations required by state law in each county. For specific voting information on AVU locations and hours, registration information, and accessible voting pamphlets, see the Elections Resources list below.
As someone who is blind, the Lt. Governor recognizes that ensuring elections are fully accessible, and promoting voter turnout and political participation in the disability community, are vital elements to an inclusive democracy.
“Whether you have a disability or not, please consider supporting National Disability Registration Week by encouraging those you know with disabilities to register,” the Lt. Governor said, “and when election time comes, make sure that you, and those around you, are able to access the polling places, ballots, and information necessary, to vote.”
Washington State Elections Resources:
MyVote: Accessible Voting Units Hours, Locations; Update Voter Registration
Washington Accessibility Information: Secretary of State’s Office Voters with Disabilities
County Elections Departments: Contact Information; Website
For further assistance, please contact your county elections department