AUCD's National Voter Registration Campaign

September 23, 2016

AUCD invites you to join us in observing National Voter Registration Week! From September 26-30, we will be launching a national nonpartisan social media campaign to drive voter registration by sharing information, resources and individual experiences. Follow our social accounts (@AUCDnews on Twitter and @AUCDnetwork on Facebook), use the hashtag #PWDreg2vote and join the campaign to ensure all eligible voters, especially voters with disabilities, are successfully registered.

In addition to sharing helpful information throughout the week, on Thursday 9/29 at 4pmET, AUCD will host a Twitter Chat with Jennifer Mathis, Deputy Legal Director at the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, to discuss the voting rights of voters with disabilities. We hope you can join us to encourage everyone to "Vote as if your life depends on it!"

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Twitter Chat!
Thursday Sept. 29th 4-5pmET

Moderator: @AUCDnews
Guest: Jennifer Mathis, Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law


4 easy steps to join our #PWDreg2vote Twitter Chat:

  1. Log-in: On Thursday September 29th at 4pm ET, log into your Twitter account (or create one).
  2. Search: Search for “#PWDreg2vote” on or the Twitter app. Make sure to click “live” or “all tweets” (otherwise you will see only the tweets twitter considers the most important, which makes conversation difficult).
  3. Find: Look for questions tweeted by @AUCDnews. They will be prefaced Q1, Q2, etc.
  4. Share: When tweeting, use the hashtag #PWDreg2vote. If responding to a specific question, preface your answer with A1, A2, etc. as it corresponds to Q1, Q2, etc.

Photo of Jennifer, a woman with short brown hair smiling and wearing a purple sweater in front of a tree.Jennifer Mathis is Director of Policy and Legal Advocacy at the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law. The Bazelon Center is a national nonprofit legal organization that works to advance the rights of individuals with mental disabilities. Her work focuses primarily on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Medicaid rights of adults and children with disabilities. More ...


Chat Questions

  • Q1: Please introduce yourself and describe your interest in advocating for voting rights for PWD.
  • Q2: What are some of the barriers PWD face when registering or voting?
  • Q3: What do PWD need to know about their voting rights? Are there special provisions to help PWD vote?
  • Q4: What do PWD need to know to protect their voting rights? Where do they turn for help?
  • Q5: How does being under guardianship affect an individual's voting rights?
  • Q6: Do PWD have a right to assistance when voting? What kinds? How do you ask for it? What's your experience using an assistant?
  • Q7: What should PWD do if they're told they may not vote or register to vote?
  • Q8: What are some resources that can help PWD understand their voting rights?
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