20 million voters with disabilities expected to vote

I’m about to put Hanni’s harness on so she can lead me to my local polling place. Sounds like this year I won’t be alone.

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) reports that nearly 20 million people with disabilities are expected to vote in this election.

“A 20 million strong voting block can easily decide a presidential election, and in this great country, elected officials respond to those who vote,” Dickson {Jim Dickson, Vice President for Government Affairs at AAPD} said. “We look forward to working with the newly elected president, Congress and state and local officials to improve employment and living conditions for the nation’s largest minority.”

Dickson says the expected increase in numbers of voters with disabilities is due in part to the $850 million in federal funds allotted from Congress to improve voting accessibility.

I can’t wait to put those headphones on, crank up that talking voting machine and make my choice independently and privately — just like my fellow American citizens do.


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