On Election Day, Indiana Disability Rights attorneys will answer questions and take complaints from persons with disabilities who have any issue casting their vote.
The #HoosiersVote Hotline will be open during polling hours, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Every person who has registered to vote and has proper identification should be able to cast their vote privately and independently at their polling place or through absentee voting. Unfortunately, some people with disabilities may experience issues when they try to vote.
If you experience any of the following issues, call Indiana Disability Rights:
- Lack of an accessible path from the parking spot/dropoff point to the voting booth
- Stairs or non-paved surfaces, such as gravel or grass, as the only path to the polling location
- Lack of at least one doorway wide enough for a wheelchair to get through to access the polling location
- Lack of at least one set of automatic doors or someone available to open doors
- Lack of a functioning, accessible voting machine
- Lack of poll workers available who know how to operate the accessible voting machine
If you require assistance to cast your vote, a poll worker may assist you or you may bring someone with you to assist you. The person who assists you cannot be your employer or your union representative. You must request assistance before you enter the voting booth.
The mission of Indiana Disability Rights is to protect and promote the rights of individuals with disabilities through empowerment and advocacy.