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Did you know that in 2016, 25% of the total electorate–62.7 million eligible voters–either had a disability or were living with a household member with a disability?
The voter turnout rate of people with disabilities, however, was 6% lower than people without disabilities. If the turnout rate had been equal, an additional 2.2 million more people would have voted in 2016 (Doug Kruse & Lisa Schur, Rutgers University).
A contributing factor was polling place accessibility. Of the 178 polling places observed in 2016, the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported 107 (60%) had one or more impediments to access.
What’s your plan this November? How will you cast YOUR ballot?
If you are unsure or have had challenges voting in the past, check out Prepare in Advance of Election Day and Troubleshooting Problems on Election Day. Additional AT Tips for Voting cover what to expect from accessible voting equipment and more options for casting a ballot.
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