For this upcoming election, NJ is offering an accessible vote-by-mail electronic ballot. Disability Rights NJ recently sponsored a webinar with Democracy Live to demonstrate the accessible vote-by-mail ballot to help individuals with disabilities understand the process and determine whether this option works for them. NJ residents can request an electronic mail-in ballot from their county clerk. The electronic ballot can be read aloud through compatible programs such as JAWS.
After completing the online ballot, it must be printed, and returned in a county-provided envelope through the mail, a ballot drop box, or in person to the county board of elections. The recorded webinar has been linked below and goes in-depth on accessible vote-by-mail.
Please share this information widely to your members so that they are fully aware of their rights to an accessible vote-by-mail ballot.
All forms of voting should be accessible. If you have any questions or issues, please contact Disability Rights NJ at 866-493-0023.
NJ HAS INTRODUCED EARLY VOTING
Early In-Person Voting – October 23 – October 31
Monday-Saturday: 10 AM-8 PM and Sunday: 10 AM-6 PM
New Jersey has introduced “Early Voting” — you can vote in person at select locations now!
All counties must offer Early Voting locations. Call your county Board of Elections to learn the locations offered, or go to https://nj.gov/state/elections/vote-early-voting.shtml
All early voting locations must be accessible. If a location is not accessible, please contact Disability Rights NJ’s Voter Hotline – 866-493-0023 or email@example.com
Jesse, Rob, and Barbara came together to explain the importance of voting for people with disabilities, and why you should be an early voter! Learn more about early voting and find a polling place or ballot drop box near you at VoteEarlyDay.org
Hear from our own Chris Miller about the importance of voters with disabilities participating in Election Day. As he says “We have power, we have to use it”