Saturday, July 07, 2007

Voting with MS

We are all allowed to vote -- all of us, even if we have accessibility issues. We can remove ourselves from the voting pool (e.g., felony conviction), and we can choose not to vote (which is a vote of apathy), but we have the right to vote.

However, there are often obstacles for those of us living with a disability.

The Voting Rights Working Group, part of the ADA/Civil Rights Subcommittee of the National Council for Independent Living wants to know about these obstacles so they can be corrected.

Take a minute -- it really is only a minute or two -- to complete a survey about voting in your area.

I vote by mail and don't usually have any problems, but I completed this short survey. If the problems are known now, maybe they will be corrected before the next major election. Take action.

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Ziggi said...

Thanks for the pickup on this issue Vicki. It's an important one that needs to be moved along in the right direction.

Anonymous said...

We have postal voting in the UK but you have to opt in. It is not the same as going to make your choice on the day but it is a right worth keeping.

I say everyone should vote because predecessors have died for that right...and how can anyone say they are not interested in politics? No one is exempt from its effects and if you don't vote, you lose the right to make your opinions known.

Vicki said...

Currently, and for the last 10 or 15 years, I have voted by mail. It works great as far as I know.

But I know it's not available or used by everyone.