According to The RespectAbility Report, America has 56 million people with disabilities, comprising the largest minority group in America. More than 50 percent of Americans report having a family member or close friend with a disability. Individuals with disabilities, their families, and people who provide support to them comprise a large number of voters who can majorly impact the upcoming elections.
INARF encourages members to educate the individuals you serve about the importance of voting and the voting process. Members can assist the individuals you serve register to vote, confirm/update their voter registrations, find their polling places, and find other information related to voting here. The 2016 Voter Information Guide, a quick reference guide for information related to voting, is available here.
In the coming months, INARF and The Arc of Indiana will share additional information about encouraging individuals with disabilities and the people who provide services to them to vote.