A Guide to the Voting Rights of People with Mental Disabilities
In time for the upcoming election season, a guide, “VOTE. It’s Your Right: A Guide to the Voting Rights of People with Mental Disabilities” has been released by the Bazelon Center, the National Disability Rights Network, the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network, and law firm Schulte, Roth & Zabel. The guide lists key legal principles and focuses on four areas of concern: voter-competence requirements; state photo-ID laws; voter challenges; and providing help to voters with disabilities. The guide also includes a chart listing each state’s laws affecting the voting rights of people with mental disabilities. To see the guide, click here. Guide to the Voting Rights of People with Mental Disabilities 2016.
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Knowing your rights will help make sure you can vote. Take this piece of paper with you when you go to vote so you will know what your rights are. You can also show this to others if you run into any problems.