A recent court ruling states that local election officials must give voters who voted by mail another chance to submit a signature if their signatures on the ballot certificate and on file did not match. If you have not already been contacted by your supervisor of elections and you are concerned that your signature on […]
In a case that could have massive implications in the upcoming presidential election, a federal judge ruled late Sunday night that local election officials must give voters who cast ballots by mail the chance to match their signatures to the ones on file if they make a mistake. U.S. District Court Judge Mark Walker blasted […]
Residents of Florida were given six extra days to register to vote in the Nov. 8 election by a U.S. judge on Wednesday after the disruption caused by powerful Hurricane Matthew in the state last week. U.S. District Judge Mark Walker in Tallahassee extended the registration deadline to Oct. 18, after the Florida Democratic Party […]
The first four episodes of Disability Rights Florida’s new podcast, You First, focus on voting rights, resources, and education. “Episode 1: Your Vote is Important” and “Episode 2: Voting Resources” are now online, and episodes 3 and 4 will be posted soon. Visit the Disability Rights Florida Podcast webpage to listen now!
Additional forms of identification were recently added to state law. Florida Senate Bill 666 passed during the 2016 legislative session and went into effect on April 1, 2016. The bill allows three new forms of identification to be used for the purposes of voter registration and identification at the polls. Specifically, it allows a voter […]
The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) of 1986 protects the voting rights of U.S. citizens who are active members of the military residing outside of the United States. It also protects their spouses and dependents living overseas with them. Additionally, the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act (MOVE Act) of 2009 requires […]
In getting this website ready, we got a lot of help. We’d like to thank the staff of the Leon County Supervisor of Elections for assisting us in answering countless questions over the years. They also allowed us to shoot photos in their Operations Center. For helping us find people with disabilities who wanted to […]
Disability Rights Florida welcomes you to our new AccessTheVote.org website. We want to make sure people with disabilities in Florida have the tools needed to enjoy the right to vote. There are understandable reasons why someone might not vote: missed the deadline, long lines, had to work late, didn’t have a ride, don’t know where […]