(Madison) – The Survival Coalition of more than 30 disability organizations asked all candidates running for Governor of Wisconsin to answer seven disability-related questions. Of the 14 candidates who were running as of June 15, (2 Republicans, 10 Democrats, 1 Libertarian and 1 WI Green), 6 candidates responded. See their responses at: http://www.survivalcoalitionwi.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Candidates-Answers-to-Survival-Coalitions-Questions.pdf
Survival Coalition reminds the disability community that August 14 is the statewide Partisan Primary election, and November 6 is the statewide General Election. Early voting is available until Friday August 10 . Check with your your municipal clerk on early voting locations in your community. Some towns and cities, like Madison, have early voting in public libraries
For help with disability related voting questions or help filing a complaint, call the Disability Rights Wisconsin Voter Hotline: 844-DIS-VOTE / 844-347-8683
Need help with a voting question? Call the Wisconsin Election Commission toll free at:
An accepted Wisconsin photo ID card is required to vote. www.bringitwisconsin.com
Find your polling place and see a sample ballot at: myvote.wi.gov
For nonpartisan candidate information, polling place information and more, check out the League of Women Voter’s VOTE411.org
Some other key points to remember when voting:
- You have the right to. vote privately and independently
- Accessible polling place with voting machines for voters with disabilities are required.
As a voter with disabilities you may:
- Seek assistance from workers at the polling place who have been trained to use the accessible voting machine or
- Bring someone to help you vote
- Request curbside voting if you cannot enter the polling place due to a disability on Election Day.