DRO cares about your right to vote. Call our Voter Hotline for help. #AdvocacyMatters

November 2, 2017 / #AdvocacyMatters

A man using a wheelchair signs in at to vote at his polling location

People with disabilities have the right to vote, and Disability Rights Ohio fights to ensure that those votes can be cast. Every Election Day, DRO runs a Voter Hotline, which allows people who are having problems voting to talk directly to a DRO staff member, who can answer their questions. For the 2016 general election, DRO’s Voter Hotline took dozens of voting-related calls from individuals and institutions with a variety of problems, including:

  • Transportation to the polls
  • Accommodations like curbside voting and interpretation services
  • Access to polling locations
  • Voting during an unexpected hospitalization

This year, Voting Day in Ohio is Tuesday, November 7, and the polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. DRO's Voter Hotline will be open the same hours. The hotline number is 614-466-7264 or toll free 800-282-9181; (TTY) 614-728-2553 or toll free 800-858-3542. DRO wants to hear from you if you have problems voting because of your disability.

For more information about voting rights for people with disabilities, visit the Voting page on our Self-Advocacy Resource Center.


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