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National Disability Voter Registration Week starts Monday

The REV UP Campaign, a national, nonpartisan effort to increase the political participation of people with disabilities, has designated July 16-20, 2018 as National Disability Voter Registration Week in advance of this fall’s mid-term elections.

The campaign, coordinated nationally by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), focuses on voter registration, education and engagement. REV UP stands for Register! Educate! Vote! Use your Power! The Council, through its CareVote initiative, has previously shared important voter engagement information, including:

  • Persons who are under guardianship may still vote unless there is a separate court order indicating they are not competent;
  • Voters can have anyone with them when casting a ballot except their employer or union representative.

Council member The United Arc will hold a National Disability Voter Registration Week Kickoff at its headquarters, 294 Avenue A in Turners Falls from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on July 16 and also have a drop-in registration station there Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Boston Center for Independent Living will be at the South Shore REV UP! event Monday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Braintree Town Hall.

For more information on the REV UP Campaign and National Disability Voter Registration Week, visit www.aapd.com/NDVRW. The REV UP Campaign offers a host of information on registering to vote, ways to drive civic engagement (including this social media toolkit) and state-specific resources and events.