Voting Is Your Right!
The General Election is November 8, 2022. The disability community has a critical interest in policies and decisions made and enacted at local, state, and national levels because they impact our lives directly.
Steps to Vote…
In order to vote, you will need to show a state ID or driver’s license. When you register to vote you will need to provide your name, date of birth, address, last four digits of your social security number OR a state ID/driver’s license. Voting is one of the ways consumers can advocate for their rights as citizens.
Ready to check your voter registration, request an absentee ballot, find your polling location and more?
Hamilton County residents click here; Kentucky residents click here
Any Ohio voter with a qualifying disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act can request an absentee ballot to complete through the accessible absentee voting system. Click here for Accessible Absentee Ballot Request Form 11-G.
To find if you are eligible to receive an absentee ballot in Kentucky, click here.
In Ohio, a remote ballot marking system is available through each county board of elections. This remote system is for use by an absentee voter with a qualifying disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and allows a qualifying voter to mark his or her ballot privately and independently. If you are a qualifying voter and you wish to request an absentee ballot and use a remote ballot system to mark your ballot, click here.
Federal law requires polling places to be accessible and provide privacy and independence for people with disabilities.
Remember these rights as you head to the polls:
The polling place must be accessible to you. Some places may offer curbside voting if their indoor space is not accessible. An election official can help you plan for this.
The voting system must work for you, too. Ask for voting equipment if it has not been offered to you
You can take the time that you need. Do not feel rushed.
You can bring someone with you. By law, your plus one cannot be your employer or your union representative. If you do not have someone to bring, poll workers are required to assist you.
CILO continues to work to ensure the disability community is registered and ready to vote in the upcoming election. Disability Rights Ohio (DRO) provides a vast array of resources regarding voter rights and accessibility. Learn more here.