Voting

Disability Rights Oregon works to ensure full participation in the electoral process including registering to vote and casting a ballot. In partnership with the Secretary of State, we produce a nonpartisan Easy Voting Guide, and do year-round training, outreach and advocacy on behalf of voters and prospective voters with disabilities.

DRO receives funding from Protection & Advocacy for Voting Access (PAVA) (42 U.S.C. § 15461-62, P.L. 107-252). PAVA is administered by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Developmental Disabilities.

 

Our publications

DRO – Voting brochure

Voting Handbook

Assisting Voters with Disabilities – a Guide for Family, Friends and Providers

Looking for voter education resources?

We publish an Easy Voteing Guide in partnership with the Secretary of State Elections Division for May and November federal elections (even-numbered years). The Easy Voters Guide is accessible, with large print, high contrast, graphic icons, and an online version.

We can read the Easy Voting Guide at easyvotingguide.org

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Our latest stories about voting:

In Oregon, you must sign your ballot envelope. That’s how election officials know it was you who voted. It’s ok if your signature changes, or you can’t write, because of a disability. You just have to fill out a Signature Stamp Attestation form (SEL 540). Call your local elections office to fill one out before you vote. No one else can sign for you. Disability Rights Oregon Voter Hotline: 888-339-VOTE (888-339-8683) Photo (c) Amancay Maahs, used under Creative Commons License Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0). Available at https://www.flickr.com/photos/84213819@N00/2517118689

Signatures matter

It’s ok if your signature changes, or you can’t write, because of a disability. You just have to fill out a Signature Stamp Attestation form (SEL 540). Call your local elections office to fill one out before you vote. No one else can sign for you. Continue Reading Signatures matter