DRO cares about your right to vote. Call our Voter Hotline for help. #AdvocacyMatters
November 2, 2017 / #AdvocacyMatters
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.