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It’s Not Too Late to Make Your Sample Election Ballots Accessible!

A sample ballot is an informational document sent to registered voters that supplies them with crucial information about Election Day. This information includes their polling place and its hours, as well as information about candidates, voting instructions, and questions that will appear on their ballot on voting day. This information is a crucial tool to educate voters about Federal, state, and local races before Election Day so they can make informed votes.

However, many states have sample ballots that are not accessible to voters with disabilities. This is against the law, denying us equal access to this information. It is not too late for your election office to make their sample ballot accessible. If you would like more information on how to advocate for accessible sample ballots in your state, please contact: Jim Dickson, Co-Chair of the NCIL Voting Rights Subcommittee, at 202-262-8240 / james.charles.dickson@gmail.com;  Kathy Hoell, Co-Chair of the NCIL Voting Rights Subcommittee at kathy@nesilc.org; or Sarah Blahovec, Disability Vote Organizer, at 724-309-5182 / sblahov@gmail.com.

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