RespectAbility is reaching out to all of the Presidential campaigns to highlight the importance for all candidates to speak directly to voters with disabilities and their families by offering specific plans for a better future.
The RespectAbility Report – a nonpartisan political commentary on the 2016 U.S. elections with a focus on disability issues. Launched in June 2015, The RespectAbility Report is nonpartisan and neither rates nor endorses candidates. Expect to read fact-based updates and analysis from our staff based around the entire country. Staff writers will meet with the presidential candidates and report their proposals on disability issues. In addition staff writers report from the ground of candidate forums and debates. Features will look at the candidates’ websites to answer these questions and more: Do the candidates’ websites have plans for helping people with disabilities obtain jobs? Are the sites accessible, and can you use a screen reader?
RespectAbility commends several candidates for already talking about this important issue. Although the majority of voters either have a disability or a family member or loved one with a disability, disability issues have not been adequately addressed by our public officials or business leaders in the past.
Disability Rights Ohio reminds you that Ohio’s Election Day is Tuesday, March 15.
Our Voter Hotline will be open.
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If you have problems or questions about casting your ballot, call us.
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.
The hotline number is 614-466-7264 or toll free 800-282-9181; (TTY) 614-728-2553 or toll free 800-858-3542.
Before or after the election, DRO's intake department is open from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. on business days to answer your questions about any disability-related matter. You can also leave a message anytime and someone will return your call during business hours.
For answers to the most common questions we get about voting, download our Voting Rights FAQ.
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Derek Mortland, ADA and Community Outreach Coordinator