At the request of Disability Rights Oregon, Governor Kate Brown has proclaimed July 17-21 to be National Disability Voter Registration Week in Oregon. Continue Reading ACTION: Amplify the voice of people with disabilities
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.
Looking for voter education resources?
We publish an Easy Voting Guide in partnership with the Secretary of State Elections Division for May and November federal elections (even-numbered years). The Easy Voting Guide is accessible, with large print, high contrast, graphic icons, and an online version.
We can read the Easy Voting Guide at easyvotingguide.org
Our latest stories about voting:
In 1985, the Supreme Court ruled that Americans with disabilities did not need strict constitutional protection against discrimination because they had access to lawmakers to protect their rights. Advocates got the message, and were able to achieve passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990. Nearly 30 years later, however, the promise of… Continue Reading Why we need greater constitutional protections to achieve equality
Questions and answers about the upcoming election on May 16, 2017. Continue Reading Voting is more important than ever today
If you did not vote and are Deaf, please fill out this survey. Continue Reading Survey for Deaf people who did not vote
If you voted and have a disability, please respond to the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2016VoterExperienceSurvey Continue Reading Survey for all voters with disabilities now available
For people with disabilities, these rights are too often compromised by others who make decisions for them. We believe that every person should be supported to make as many of those choices as possible for themselves. Continue Reading 12 Days of Disability Rights: The right to privacy and freedom
If you are concerned that your ballot was challenged because of your disability, please call us at 888-339-VOTE (888-339-8683). Continue Reading One week to have your vote counted
The elections are over. Your candidates and issues may have won or lost. What we learn is how to go forward, regardless. Continue Reading Where do we go from here?
Large print ballots DO NOT require additional postage. Allow enough time for mailing. Continue Reading Large print ballots – one stamp is enough
Looking for a large print, plain English guide to statewide candidates and ballot measures? Read the Easy Voting Guide at www.easyvotingguide.org/ Continue Reading Easy Voting Guide now available