Disability Rights To Host Two Voter Registration Events

Let’s make sure that people with disabilities are heard! 

 

Disability Rights Maine (DRM) is hosting two voter registration events on Tuesday, September 27th, in Portland and Bangor. 

 

What: REV UP Voter Registration Event

 

When: September 27, 2016

   12pm-2pm

 

Where: Portland City Hall, State of Maine Room

             389 Congress Street

             Portland, ME

                           AND

             Bangor Public Library

             Crofutt Community Room

             45 Harlow St

             Bangor, ME 04401

 

ASL interpreters will be available at both locations. 

 

Everyone is welcome to stop by the event to register, test out Maine’s new Accessible Voting System, and pick up info and resources on voting options, voting rights, and ballot questions.

 

For those closer to Augusta, people are welcome to stop by DRM’s office to fill out a voter registration card there.

 

For more information or for registration assistance somewhere else, please contact contact Riley Albair, DRM Advocate: 1.800.452.1948 (V/TTY)

 

 

DID YOU KNOW?

 

People with disabilities represent 15% of the voting-age population.  Yet, during the 2012 elections:

-          30% of people with disabilities said they wanted to vote but were unable to;

-          72% of polling places were not accessible; and

-          57.2% of people with disabilities did not vote. 

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