Get ready to vote! Register before tomorrow's deadline

We're down to the wire to register to vote in the November 6 General Election. Tomorrow, October 9, is the last day to submit your new registration or update your current registration if you have moved. Read more...

October 8, 2018Read More

DRO's Voter Hotline will be open for August 7 Special Election

Tomorrow -- Tuesday, August 7 -- is a special election day for Ohio's 12th Congressional District, which covers all or part of Delaware, Morrow, Licking, Franklin, Marion, Muskingum and Richland counties.There are also some local levies on the ballot in other parts of Ohio: Oak Hills Local School District in... Read more...

August 6, 2018Read More

Disability Rights Ohio's Voter Hotline will be open on Primary Election Day - Tuesday, May 8!

Primary Election Day in Ohio is Tuesday, May 8, and the polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. DRO's Voter Hotline will be open the same hours. DRO staff will be available to answer your questions and may be able to provide assistance if you think your... Read more...

May 3, 2018Read More

DRO releases voting rights report | Register to vote by Monday

The Ohio Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is continuing its study of voting rights in Ohio. At the Committee's first meeting, DRO Director of Advocacy Kerstin Sjoberg-Witt spoke about the most pressing concerns impacting Ohio voters with disabilities. Her presentation has now been outlined in a... Read more...

April 3, 2018Read More

Voter Alert: Ohio's Primary Election is May 8 - Are You Ready?

Register to Vote! The deadline to register is Monday, April 9. You can now register to vote online with an Ohio driver's license or state ID and the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you prefer to fill out a paper form, many public offices, including your local... Read more...

March 30, 2018Read More

Ohio Requires Accessible Absentee Ballots for the Blind

Blind voters in Ohio must be able to cast absentee ballots privately and independently, according to a recent directive from Secretary of State John Husted. The directive comes after the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled that a lawsuit brought by the National Federation of the... Read more...

March 26, 2018Read More

Ohioans invited to share voting stories during U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Committee meetings

The Ohio Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is currently conducting a study of voting rights in Ohio and asked Disability Rights Ohio to share our voting concerns impacting people with disabilities. Read more...

February 27, 2018Read More

They wanted feedback about new voting machines. We weighed in. #AdvocacyMatters

The Franklin County Board of Elections is considering a purchase of new voting machines, and they want to make sure the machines they select continue to be accessible to people with disabilities. So they invited Disability Rights Ohio, the Center for Disability Empowerment, the American Council of the Blind of... Read more...

January 19, 2018Read More

Self Advocates Becoming Empowered: 2016 Voter Experience Survey

Self Advocates Becoming Empowered 2016 Voter Experience Survey Read more...

December 7, 2016Read More

Please Take this 2016 Voters with Disabilities Experience Survey

Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) needs your help to learn more about your voting experience for the 2016 Election. Read more...

November 17, 2016Read More

Voter Alert: What are your voting rights if you can't get to the polls?

If a person is unable to travel from his or her home (including an institution, like a nursing facility or hospital) to the voting location on Election Day because of a physical illness or physical or mental disability, he or she may request an absentee ballot from the county board... Read more...

November 1, 2016Read More

Early, In-Person Voting and Absentee Voting by Mail Starts Today!

Election Day in Ohio is Tuesday, November 8, but registered voters in Ohio can vote early, either in person or by mail until Monday, November 7. Read more...

October 12, 2016Read More

Watch for Absentee Ballot Applications in the Mail

If you are registered to vote, you should receive an application for an absentee ballot in the mail shortly after Labor Day. If you want to vote by mail here is what you need to do: Read more...

September 6, 2016Read More

Election Day is November 8 - Are you ready?

Election Day is Tuesday, November 8 and the deadline to register to vote is Tuesday, October 11. Make sure you are ready to vote! Read more...

September 1, 2016Read More

DRO's Voter Hotline will be open Tuesday, March 15!

Election Day in Ohio is Tuesday, March 15, and the polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. DRO's Voter Hotline will be open the same hours, with lawyers available to answer your questions and provide assistance if your voting rights are being violated. Read more...

March 10, 2016Read More

Disability Rights Ohio lawsuit claims Ohio Secretary of State's voting services violate the ADA

Disability Rights Ohio and the law firm of Brown, Goldstein, & Levy, LLP, have filed a federal lawsuit against the office of Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted. The suit, filed on behalf of three blind Ohio voters and the National Federation of the Blind, alleges that some voting services... Read more...

December 7, 2015Read More

DRO's Voter Hotline to be open on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3

Disability Rights Ohio's Voter Hotline will be open on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. DRO's team of attorneys is available to answer voting questions or advocate on your behalf if your voting rights are being violated. Read more...

November 2, 2015Read More

Voters with Disabilities: We want to hear your stories

Voters with disabilities should be able to vote independently and privately, just like people without disabilities. Disability Rights Ohio wants to hear your stories about problems you have had when trying to vote or registering to vote. Read more...

September 22, 2015Read More

Disability Rights Ohio's Voter Hotline open until 7:30 p.m. today!

Disability Rights Ohio's Voter Hotline is open today until 7:30 p.m., when the polls close. DRO's team of attorneys is available to answer voting questions or advocate on your behalf if your voting rights are being violated. Read more...

November 4, 2014Read More

DRO Voter Education Opportunity

Disability Rights Ohio is launching a campaign to help people with disabilities understand their voting rights and the voting process. Read more...

May 28, 2014Read More

DRO Voter Information and Hotline to be open Voting Day, Tuesday, May 6

Voting Day in Ohio is Tuesday, May 6. Check with your local board of elections for specific information, including early voting options, voting times and locations. Read more...

May 5, 2014Read More

New report outlines experiences of voters with disabilities in 2012 election

The National Council on Disability (NCD) has released a new report, outlining the current status of voting access for people with disabilities in the United States. NCD, the National Disability Rights Network and EIN SOF Communications worked together to compile the experiences of nearly 900 voters with disabilities during the... Read more...

October 24, 2013Read More

Disability Rights Ohio wins attorneys' fees in voter accommodation case

The Southern District Court of Ohio recently awarded Disability Rights Ohio attorneys’ fees and costs in an important case affirming the rights of voters with disabilities. Read more...

April 1, 2013Read More

Disability Rights Ohio worked as liaison to SABE USA for their voting project

Disability Rights Ohio is pleased to have acted as a liaison to Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) USA for their voting project. Read more...

November 19, 2012Read More

Disability Rights Ohio provides voters assistance with election day hotline

Every election, Disability Rights Ohio has a voting hotline during polling hours on election day. On Tuesday’s general election, the hotline received sixteen calls. Attorneys from Disability Rights Ohio provided assistance and advice to each caller. Read more...

November 7, 2012Read More

Voting for Sandy first responders denied

It has come to our attention that first responders (Red Cross staff, volunteers and utility repair crews) may not be able to vote due to the fact that they left their states to help with the devastation of hurricane Sandy. Read more...

November 6, 2012Read More

Complete a brief questionnaire to share your voting experience with the National Council on Disability

The 2012 General Election is today, and the National Council on Disability (NCD) wants to hear from you! Read more...

November 6, 2012Read More

Make Your Voice Count. Go Vote!

Self Advocates Becoming Empowered created a video where people with developmental disabilities speak about what's important to them, created by Self Advocates Becoming Empowered. Read more...

November 2, 2012Read More

Disability Rights Ohio to support self-advocates on voting project

Disability Rights Ohio is pleased to announce that we will act as a liaison to Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) USA’s voting project. SABE is the self-advocacy organization of the United States. Read more...

November 2, 2012Read More

Voting Early in Ohio

Early voting is encouraged for many individuals to ensure that you have the time and support needed to get your vote cast. Read more...

October 31, 2012Read More

Eligibility for voting in Ohio

Have you been hearing a lot about voting laws and wondering if you have anything to be concerned about? Here's is a list of the requirements to be eligible to vote in the State of Ohio. Read more...

October 30, 2012Read More

Assistance with Casting Your Ballot

Voters with disabilities have a right to equal access to their polling location, and to cast a private ballot. Voters with disabilities who have complaints about access, meaningful accommodations, assistance, or other rights violations can contact Disability Rights Ohio. Read more...

October 30, 2012Read More

2012 Presidential Candidate Positions on Disability-Related Issues

This side-by-side comparison, prepared by Disability Rights Ohio of the candidate’s positions on disability-related issues is based on information found on the candidates’ campaign websites, White House website, responses to relevant questionnaires, and supplemented by other news sources. Disability Rights Ohio neither supports or opposes any political party or candidate... Read more...

October 26, 2012Read More

Voter alert: call Disability Rights Ohio's Voter Hotline for assistance

Election Day is Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Do you plan to cast your vote in person? Will you vote early? Protect your right to vote! Know what you can do if a poll worker challenges your right to vote on Election Day. Read more...

October 25, 2012Read More

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