Disability Rights Pennsylvania has put together some useful information and helpful links in preparation for Election Day on November 8. Below, you will find a recorded webinar training, links to locate polling places, forms for Absentee and Emergency Ballots, and a video titled, “Why should Deaf people vote?”, created by Rooted in Rights.


Helpful Information

The deadline to register to vote is October 11, 2016. Pennsylvania now allows online Voter Registration. To register to vote online, visit www.votespa.com/en-us.

If you moved before October 8, 2016, you are required to update your address and may need to vote at a different polling place. For more information on voting after you recently moved, visit, www.votespa.com/en-us/Pages/Person-Who-Has-Recently-Moved.aspx.

To locate your polling place and to learn if it is accessible, visit www.pavoterservices.state.pa.us/Pages/PollingPlaceInfo.aspx. You will need to enter your county, city, and address. If you still have questions regarding your polling place, you can find your county’s election and voter registration official by clicking here and entering the county that you live in.

If you are unable to visit your polling place on November 8, you can still cast a vote by filling out an Absentee BallotEmergency Ballot, or Emergency Application for Absentee Ballot. For more information on each of these forms and when they should be used, view the webinar below titled, “Your Vote! Your Right! Your Choice!”. Each form is explained in more detail starting around 21 minutes into the video.

If you have any questions about your voting status, you can confirm your registration by clicking this link.

Voter intimidation is illegal and you should not leave your polling place without voting. For more information, view this flyer created by Advancement Project.

Should you have further questions about voting in Pennsylvania, we recommend watching the webinar below titled, “Your Vote! Your Right! Your Choice!”, or contact our Intake team by phone at 800-692-7443, extension 400. Questions can also be emailed to intake@disabilityrightspa.org.


Your Vote! Your Right! Your Choice!

Join Disability Rights Pennsylvania’s CEO and Deputy Director, Peri Jude Radecic and Judy Banks, for a Voting Rights training for the November 8, 2016,  General Election. DRP discusses federal voting rights laws for people with disabilities, assistance with voting, polling places, absentee ballots, change of addresses, new voter registrations, and what to do if you run into problems on Election Day.

Below are links mentioned in this webinar:

Voter Registration or Change of Address
County Election Offices
Absentee Ballot Form
Emergency Ballot Form
Certification of Authorized Representative
Designation of Agent to Assist Disabled Voter in Voting by Emergency Absentee Ballot
Emergency Application for Absentee Ballot
Court of Common Pleas
Confirm Your Registration
Find your Polling Place


Why should Deaf people vote?

This video was created by Rooted in Rights and published on January 5, 2016. For more information on Rooted in Rights, visit their webpage, www.rootedinrights.org.