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This collection on American democracy challenges and complements blog posts and opinion pieces that are typical staples of the 24/7 news cycle in the lead up to US elections. You'll find reports about election and campaign administration, voting access and participation, government performance and perceptions, the role of the media in civil society, and more.

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REV UP Voting Issues Guide: A Tool for Voters and Candidates to Understand Key Issues Impacting People with Disabilities

November 8, 2022

All issues are disability issues! As people with disabilities, we are impacted by policies and decisions about healthcare, government budgets, policing, employment, housing, and so much more. In this guide, we will talk about some of the issues that are important to people with disabilities.These issues have everything to do with why we vote. Our votes help decide the people and policies that shape our lives.It is also important to know that, as a diverse disabled community, different issues will impact each of us differently and our policy priorities will vary. Each of us votes for many reasons. This guide talks about some of these important issues and how they impact people with disabilities.

COVID-19 and the Disability Vote

September 18, 2020

This policy report from the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on voting accessibility and provides key policy recommendations to ensure that voters with disabilities have full access to our democracy in 2020 and beyond. These recommendations include:State & County Election Offices:Make sure all voters can register to vote and cast a ballot remotely.Allow voters with disabilities to receive and mark their ballot digitally.Make in-person voting safe and accessible with early voting, curbside voting, and more.Educate voters on voting rights, options, and safety in multiple and accessible formats.Ensure voters in congregate settings can register to vote and cast their ballot.Explore, innovate, and test electronic voting methods.Federal Government:Ensure states have the funding needed to make voting safe and accessible this election.Pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2020 for equitable elections.Restore the United States Postal Service's capacity to deliver election mail on time.