The Illinois centers for independent living, the State Independent Living Council, Equip For Equality, and the Council for Disability Rights have joined together to encourage people with disabilities, their families and advocates to get registered and vote. Many of the members of the project are working with the state and local election authorities to improve access to the polling places, as mandated by the Help America Vote Act of 2002.


Anyone who is interested in any type of election activity — getting people registered, joining a phone bank to call members, becoming a deputy registrar, becoming an election judge, learning how to be a poll watcher — please call Advocates for Access. We need everyone to volunteer an hour or two to make the disability vote a reality. Your help will be needed from now until Election Day. Please participate — get involved! As Justin Dart said, Get involved in politics as if your life depends on it, because it does!


Voter Registration Information and Application