Self Advocates Becoming Empowered: 2016 Voter Experience Survey

December 7, 2016 / voting

The national Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) organization has requested that Protection and Advocacy agencies, including Disability Rights Ohio assist with getting individuals with disabilities who voted to respond to a national survey about their voting experience. SABE is asking that all responses be submitted no later than January 1, 2017.

The survey is looking for candid responses from all voters with disabilities who participated in the recent election either by absentee, early voting, or at the polls on Election Day (November 8, 2016). Disability Rights Ohio wants to help make the survey a success and encourages voters with disabilities to respond to the survey and participate in this process.

The survey only takes a few minutes and the responses will be very helpful in better understanding and addressing voting concerns on a national level. The survey addresses concerns regarding access to the polls, poll workers' friendliness towards individuals with disabilities, poll workers' knowledge of accessibility tools (i.e. ballot marking devices) and other matters. This survey provides an opportunity for voters with disabilities to respond candidly. Please take a moment to think about who you know that might be willing to take a survey and please share this link below:

Because not all voters with disabilities have access to the internet, the SABE voter team is available to provide assistance with completing the survey or accessing a hard copy of the survey. To do so, please contact Teresa Moore at or (602)725-3117.

Protecting and advocating for the rights of Ohioans with disabilities to vote and access the polls on Election Day is very important and everyone's support and assistance is appreciated.

Thank you for your help!

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