At My Choice Wisconsin, our staff regularly receive uplifting emails from our Member Advisory Committee. These feel-good messages make our week and we’re pleased they have agreed to include you in sharing their positive thoughts!
If you have already voted, congratulations for making your voice be heard! If you are voting tomorrow, that’s fantastic too! It’s best to make your plans today on when and where you will vote tomorrow. Put it on your calendar – it is that important!
Whether you’re voting tomorrow or want to support others who are, here is some helpful information from the Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition.
Important things to remember:
- Polls are open from 7 am to 8 pm.
- Need a ride? Search the Disability Vote Coalition’s Rides to the Polls database at https://disabilityvote.org/rides-to-polls/.
- If you have a question about voting with a disability, call the Disability Rights Wisconsin Hotline at 844-DIS-VOTE/347-8683.
- You can register at your polling place on Election Day. Be sure to have your photo ID and a proof of residence document such as a utility bill, paystub, bank statement, hunting license, etc. Here are more examples of proof of residence.
Know your rights! Here are a few examples of rights you should be aware of:
- You have the right to vote privately and independently.
- You can have someone assist you with your ballot on Election Day as long as it’s not your employer or union representative.
- Anyone can use the accessible voting machine.
How can you make a difference?
- Make your plan to vote on Nov 8th if you haven’t already voted early!
- Offer someone you know a ride to the polls.
- Talk to at least 3 of your friends/family/neighbors to be sure they vote.
- Use the accessible voting machine whether you have a disability or not. Anyone has the right to use it. Show poll workers that the accessible voting machines are necessary and valuable.