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The Center for Independent Living Western Wisconsin


Today (September 22) is National Voter Registration Day. The Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition has created new voting fact sheets and other resources.

Voting News from the Disability Vote Coalition

The Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition is a non-partisan effort to help ensure full participation in the electoral process of voters with disabilities.

Check out our resources at disabilityvote.org/ and follow us on Facebook

September 22nd is National Voter Registration day

The Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition and People First Wisconsin are celebrating National Voter Registration Day. Join us Tuesday, September 22, 2:00- 3:00 pm, to learn about voter registration, absentee voting, and voter rights. Register at https://disabilityvote.org/upcoming-events

Voter Registration Tips
  • To determine if you are registered to vote, check myvote.wi.gov/. If you are not registered, you may register online if you have a Wisconsin driver’s license or Wisconsin state ID card.
  • If you do not have a Wisconsin State ID or Driver’s License you can still register to vote using the paper registration form. You’ll need an acceptable proof of residence document and the last 4 digits of your social security #.
  • Voter registration questions? Contact your Municipal Clerk or contact the DRW Voter Hotline at info@disabilityvote.org or 844-DIS-VOTE.
Deadlines to register for November election:
  • By Mail or online: Wednesday, October 14
  • Deadline to register in person at your clerk’s office: October 30
  • In-person at your polling place: Tuesday, November 3
Disability Vote Coalition Voter Training Videos Released!

The Disability Vote Coalition has released a new series of training videos to help support voters with disabilities and service providers. You can access the videos on our website at disabilityvote.org/videos/. To provide access for deaf voters, each video is also available in a split screen format with an ASL interpreter.

Video topics include Voter Registration and Photo IDAbsentee VotingIn-person VotingVoting Rights, and Voting in Wisconsin – Plain Language. We invite you to use these new training resources and help to get out the disability vote – schedule a watch party today! If you want print materials, we can mail you postcards, voting fact sheets, and swag. Contact us at info@disabilityvote.org.


DVC 2020 Elections Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

The FAQ has been updated to include additional questions we have been asked to address for the November election. If you are assisting voters, this is a must read!

Absentee Voting Fact Sheet – 2020 Elections, updated September 2020

Covers how to request, complete, and return your absentee ballot.

Make Your Plan to Vote November 3rd

A step by step guide to help voters make a plan to vote in the November 3rd Presidential Election. In response to your requests, a statewide version is available, as well as a version with City of Milwaukee contact information. Print it yourself, or we can mail you copies.

Guardianship and Voting- Restoring your Right to Vote.

Explains the process for Individuals under guardianship who have lost their right to vote to petition the court to request that their right to vote be restored.

Wisconsin Election Commission 2020 Voter Education Materials

The WEC is providing videos and fact sheets about voting during the pandemic, including absentee voting. Accurate, accessible, and free!

Voting Rights for Persons with Criminal Convictions.

A series of fact sheets explaining the voting rights of Wisconsinites with criminal convictions. From the ACLU Wisconsin.


Wisconsin requires Photo ID for voting, with some limited exemptions. Many people with disabilities are non-drivers and may need to obtain a state Photo ID for Voting at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The Disability Vote Coalition has advocated for expanded hours at DMV locations. We are pleased that DOT Secretary Designee Thompson released plans for some expanded access, including a new Madison South location, and expanded rural access. Details are on the DOT website.

Have a voting question or concern?
  • Contact the Disability Rights Wisconsin Voter Hotline for assistance. Call DRW at 844-DIS-VOTE / 844-347-8683 or email info@disabilityvote.org. We can also assist you with filing a complaint.
  • If you are a voter with a disability who has experienced an accessibility concern related to voting, report your concern to the Wisconsin Election Commission online or call 866-VOTE-WIS.
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