New York Disability Vote Network
There are approximately 35 million voting-age people with disabilities, but only 15.6 million people with disabilities reported voting in the November 2012 elections.
That means nearly 20 million people with disabilities did not vote. Consumer Directed Choices is part of a statewide network working to change that.
Thanks to a grant from ACCES-VR, the New York Disability Vote Network (NYDVN) was established by the Center for Disability Rights in the summer of 2013. The nonpartisan voting initiative is geared towards people with disabilities in the state of New York. There are four parts that make up the NYDVN:
- The steering committee
- Partner organizations
- Voters with disabilities
Together, we work to build, solidify, and unify a large disability voting bloc in New York. We do this by growing and maintaining a database of voters with disabilities and informing them of important voting information via email and social media. We also connect with dedicated, like-minded organizations and share resources.
Consumer Directed Choices is happy to partner with the Center for Disability Rights on this matter. You can learn more and join the NYDVN today at www.nydvn.org.
If you have questions or don’t have access to a computer, please contact Consumer Directed Choices to request a paper registration form at (518) 464-0180.