A Portland skills trainer is holding a free seminar that will help blind and visually impaired citizens locate information that is important to them, prioritize it and take action Continue Reading Accessible apps for contacting your representatives
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 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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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
888-339-VOTE (888-339-8683) Disability Rights Oregon can help you with voting problems related to a disability. Continue Reading Voter Hotline now live
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