Project Status: Active
Grantee: League of Women Voters of New York State
Funding Amount: $50,000
Grant period: 04/2020 - 03/2021
WHY IS THIS NEEDED?
People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) face increased barriers to voting including limited access to information, lack of support from families and staff, and site inaccessibility.
HOW WILL THIS PROJECT HELP?
This project will support individual advocacy through raising voter information and comfort using accessible voting machines. This project will also work with parents and support staff to learn ways to help support people with IDD to exercise their right to vote.