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Register! Educate! Vote! Use your power! Rev Up! Make the disability vote count.
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Voter Empowerment Day

Every year millions of Americans find themselves unable to vote because they miss a registration deadline, don’t update their registration, or aren’t sure how to register. National Voter Registration Day wants to make sure everyone has the opportunity to vote. On Tuesday September 26, 2017 volunteers and organizations from all over the country will “hit the streets” in a single day of coordinated field, technology and media efforts. National Voter Registration Day seeks to create broad awareness of voter registration opportunities to reach tens of thousands of voters who may not register otherwise.

Last year, millions of Americans didn’t vote because they missed a registration deadline or didn’t know how to register.

• Many Americans are not aware that they must register to vote before they can cast a ballot, in some cases 30 days in advance of the election.

• If you turned 18 recently, changed your name,moved, or haven’t voted in recent elections,then you need to update your voter registration.

• One out of nine of Americans have moved in the last year, rendering their former registration outdated.
Updating your voter registration is the surest way to ensure a trouble-free experience at the polls.

Local elections for county commissions, school boards, mayors, judges, bond issues, and more are being held in all 50 states across the nation this
November, elections that have major impacts on people’s day-to-day lives.

Mark your calendar: September 26 at Ability360 Center

2 sessions: 9 am – 12 pm | 1:30 – 4:30 pm

Morning Session

8:30 am Registration

9:00 am Welcome

9:05 am Knowing your Rights

9:30 am How to Register to Vote

10:00 am Voting Methodologies

10:30 am Ways you can Participate

Afternoon Session

1:30 pm Registration

2:00 pm Welcome

2:05 pm Knowing your Rights

3:30 pm How to Register to Vote

4:00 pm Voting Methodologies

4:30 pm Ways you can Participate

Programs Description

Knowing your Rights

Ensure full participation in the electoral process for individuals with disabilities, including registering to vote, casting a vote and accessing polling places.

How to Register to Vote

  • Using the State paper form
  • Using
  • What fields are required
  • What fields are optional (and why)
  • Requirements:
    • Age (18 or older)
    • Resident of Arizona and County
    • Citizen of the United States
      • Excludes: permanent residents, green card holders, etc.
    • Rights restored if convicted felon
    • Not adjudicated incapacitated

Voting methodologies


  • In person
    • Paper ballot
    • Edge (accessible voting machine)
      • Large Print
      • Audio
    • By Mail
      • PEVL (permanent early voting list)
      • Braille ballots
      • Large print ballots
    • Special Election Board (traveling teams)
      • Teams will come to voters – reservations required

Ways you can Participate

  • Become a Deputy Registrar (volunteer to register people to vote)
  • Work the elections
    • Special Election worker (go to people who need help voting)
    • Citizen Board worker (separate ballots from affidavits)
    • Ballot Center Board (works the polling locations)