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EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE

All Americans have the right to vote, including people with developmental disabilities.

Step 1: You must register to vote before the general election deadline.

  • Deadline for General Election: MUST BE received by OCTOBER 18, 2018

  • Qualifications to register to vote:

    • Must be a United States citizen

    • Turn 18 years old by December 31 of the year in which you file the form (note: you must be 18 years old by the date of the general election in which you want to vote)

    • Must be a resident of this state and the county, city, or village for at least 30 days before the election

    • Must not be in prison or on parole for a felony conviction and not be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court

    • Must not claim the right to vote elsewhere

  • To register to vote, get and fill out the voter application form:


Step 2: Get educated. Knowledge is power.

  • Watch and/or attend the debates held by the candidates.

  • Know the candidates and research their views.

  • Talk to people you trust and know to help you understand the candidates’ views and what they are saying they will fight for if elected.


Step 3: Exercise your right to vote

  • Look on your voter registration card and go to your assigned location the day of the vote.

  • Use your advocacy skills to get help, ask for any accommodations, or get assistance that you need at the voting location.

  • Cast your vote!!