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
Where: Portland City Hall, State of Maine Room
389 Congress Street
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.