Accessible Voting

State Plan Goal 2 Objective 2
Goal 4; Objective 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.