Election 2016: Voting Guide for People with Disabilities
Click here to view this Voting Guide on AC’s website.
On Tuesday, November 8, 2016, Louisianans will head to the polls to elect a new President and U.S. Senator. Voters will also select U.S. representatives, local officials, and vote on a number of Constitutional amendments and propositions.
Election 2016 is important, and this guide will help prepare you to GEAUX VOTE!
AC VOTING HOTLINE: 1-800-960-7705
The Advocacy Center of Louisiana Voting Hotline will be open on Election Day (Tuesday, November 8th) from 5:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. Trained AC staff will be available toll-free at 1-800-960-7705 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org to answer questions and assist with disability-related voting complaints, help voters locate their polling place, help voters review their ballots, address polling place accessibility issues, and ensure that people with disabilities receive the voting assistance they need.
VOTE NOW! EARLY VOTING IS OPEN
Early in-person voting for this important election will be open through Tuesday, November 1, 2016. Visit https://voterportal.sos.la.gov to find early voting locations and hours of operation in your Parish. Early voting locations will be open every day during the early voting period except Sunday, October 30th. Voters may only vote early in the Parish in which they are registered to vote. No excuse is required to vote early.
POLLING PLACE CHANGES IN EAST BATON ROUGE, LIVINGSTON, AND ASCENSION PARISHES
Due to the damage to many buildings during the historic 2016 Louisiana flood, many polling places in East Baton Rouge, Livingston, and Ascension Parishes have been changed. Click here to learn more.
LOUISIANA CANDIDATES SHARE THEIR VIEWS ON DISABILITY ISSUES
Some candidates for Louisiana’s U.S. Senate and House of Representatives races answered a survey on disability issues. Click here to read more.
NON-PARTISAN GUIDES TO THE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES
The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) has published its guide to the Presidential candidates’ views on issues important to people with disabilities. Click here to read AAPD’s guide.
The League of Women Voters (LWV) has also published its guide to the Presidential candidates. Click here to read LWV’s guide.
GUIDES TO LOUISIANA CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
Click here for a complete list of Election 2016’s proposed Constitutional amendments.
The Public Affairs Research Council (PAR) has published its non-partisan guide to the proposed Constitutional amendments. Click here to read PAR’s guide.
VOTING ASSISTANCE IN LOUISIANA
Louisiana law allows a person with a disability to use an assistant when voting early or voting at a polling place on Election Day. Click here to learn more.
USING ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY TO VOTE
Louisiana has a wide range of assistive technology available to help people with disabilities vote, including magnifying sheets and audio voting attachments. Click here to learn more.
SHARE YOUR VOTING EXPERIENCES
The Advocacy Center of Louisiana is joining other disability rights groups across the country to survey people with disabilities about their voting experience — during early voting, voting by mail, or at polling places on Election Day. Click here to take a short online survey about your voting experience.
Geaux Vote early, or on November 8, 2016! If you have any questions, contact AC at 1-800-960-7705 or email@example.com