Disability Voting Resources

Updated: Oct 27

YOUR RIGHTS


One in four Rhode Islanders have a disability. Everyone has the right to equal access voting. This is protected by The Help America Vote Act (HAVA) and The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).



WHAT YOU ARE VOTING FOR


The election will decide:

  • Rhode Island's next Governor ✅

  • Who represents R.I. in Washington, D.C. ✅

  • Your local State Representative and Senator ✅

  • Hundreds of local officials ✅


HOW TO VOTE


You have three ways to vote in the 2022 General Election.

1) From home with a mail ballot​


Must have already requested one. Mail it in, or return in-person, by November 8.

​2) Vote early before Election Day


Wednesday, October 19 - Monday, November 7

3) Vote on Election Day


Tuesday, November 8

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Not sure where you should vote in person?

Early voting locations can differ from day of locations. Click here to find out more.

  • Federal and state laws allow voters who are disabled, blind or unable to read or write to bring someone into the voting booth after completing an affidavit.

  • Rhode Island uses the ExpressVote machine to make voting easier for people with disabilities. See the video below for what you can expect.

  • If you experience any accessibility issues, it is important to contact your Board of Canvassers immediately. You have the right to file an administrative complaint with the Board of Elections.

ADDITIONAL ACCOMMODATIONS

  • If additional assistance is needed to vote in-person, please contact the election division in advance at 401-222-2340.

  • If you experience any barriers to casting a ballot, Disability Rights Rhode Island is here to help at 401-831-3150.

GET OUT AND VOTE!

CPNRI believes that people of all abilities deserve a voice in the legislative process. So, get out and exercise your right to vote.


We will continue to work to make sure that happens, and improve what is currently in place. We won’t stop until everyone can live a full, inclusive life.

 

Have resources to add to this page, or suggestions? Email us at nfriend@cpnri.org.

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