Disability Vote Action Center
“My hand trembles, my heart does not!.”
– Spoken by Stephen Hopkins as he signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Hopkins lived with a condition known as “Shaking Palsy” in 1776, now known as Parkinson’s Disease. This quote reminds us that from the very beginning people with disabilities have been at the forefront of our American democracy.
Disability Rights California Voter Hotline: (888) 569-7955 / TTY (800) 719-5798
California Secretary of State Voter Hotline: (800) 345-VOTE
Election 2020: Educate and
Activate Voters with Disabilities
The DOnetwork is harnessing the power of the disability community in California to educate and activate disabled voters. We are engaging people with disabilities and our allies to increase participation in 2020 Primary Elections. This election may be one of the most important in our lives with the future of healthcare, transportation funding, education and access to jobs at stake for people with disabilities.
People with disabilities with disabilities make up almost a quarter of all voters, and when you add our family members our voting block accounts for half of all voting households nationwide. We are a powerful voting group with the ability to affect the outcome of many elections if we all turnout to vote.
Whether you are a person with a disability, a family member, caregiver or an ally, you are an important part of the disability community and voting bloc. This page will provide you with the resources you need to vote and help others to turn out and vote on Election Day, Tuesday November 3, 2020.
Can we count on you to join us to educate and active voters?
The DOnetwork has been engaging the disability community through voter education webinar and social media campaigns. We have provided the webinar recordings and twitter feeds. Check them out and learn about your rights, how to break barriers to voting and what other disabled people are saying about the candidates and issues:
- Every Tuesday, 3:00-4:00 p.m. on DOnetwork’s Facebook Page — Join DOnetwork and Disability Vote California to answer your questions about the 2020 election! You can ask us anything about voting access. We will also be providing nonpartisan information about California’s statewide propositions.
Make your plan to VOTE!
Join the 2020 DOnetwork GOTV Campaign team. Our members and partners can engage in efforts to energize and activate disabled voters through non-partisan Get-Out-The-Vote (GOTV) campaigns. Below is a the downloadable DOnetwork 2018 GOTV Tool Kit to help your campaign:
Accessible Voting Video Library
These PSA's feature DOnetwork Organizers and their local voting advocacy teams from across California.
Cast Your Vote!
Have a voice in the Primary Election by voting on Election Day Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Online Voter Resources:
- California Easy Voter Guide - RECOMMENDED!
- Check Your Voter Registration
- Find Your Polling Place
- 2020 Official California General Election Voter Guide
- 2020 CALIFORNIA VOTER GUIDE AND PROPOSITION INFORMATION IN AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE
- ORDER THE OFFICIAL CALIFORNIA GENERAL ELECTION VOTER GUIDE IN ACCESSIBLE FORMATS
- Know Your Voting Rights
- CONTACT YOUR COUNTY ELECTIONS OFFICE
- CALIFORNIA SECRETARY OF STATE VOTER HOTLINES IN MULTIPLE LANGUAGES AND TTY/TDD
- DO YOU VOTE IN THESE COUNTIES: MADERA, NAPA, NEVADA, SACRAMENTO, SAN MATEO? LEARN ABOUT THE VOTER’S CHOICE ACT (SB 450)
Do you need additional information or help voting? Contact Disability Rights California’s Voting Hotline!
Disability Rights California can:
- Explain your voting rights
- Work to resolve voting barriers and problems
- Help you file a complaint, if necessary
If you need to call through relay, you can contact by calling the California Relay Service by dialing 711.
Get-Out-The-Vote Training Resources
The DOnetwork is an active participant in the nation REV UP Campaign hosted by the American Association for People with Disabilities. The REV UP Campaign aims to increase the political participation of the disability community while also engaging candidates and the media on disability issues. REV UP stands for Register! Educate! Vote! Use your Power!
Full political participation for Americans with disabilities is a top priority. AAPD works with state and national coalitions on effective, non-partisan campaigns to eliminate barriers to voting, promote accessibility of voting technology and polling places; educate voters about issues and candidates; promote turnout of voters with disabilities across the country; engage candidates and the media on disability issues, and protect eligible voters’ right to participate in elections.
CLICK HERE to learn more about REV UP and access downloadable materials for effective disability community GOTV.