My Voice, My Vote - Web Sites About Voting and Issues

Web Resources on Voting and Issues

The sites listed below may or may not be accessible for people with visual impairments.

Register to Vote

Rock the Vote (En Espanol)
Site is for young voters.
Register to vote (for residents of the 50 states or District of Columbia).
Learn about issues that young people care about.

Declare Yourself
Site is for young voters.
Register to vote (for residents of the 50 states or District of Columbia).
Learn about candidates and issues.

Long Distance Voter
Site is for voters of all ages.
Easy directions for registering to vote and getting an absentee ballot (for residents of the 50 states or District of Columbia).

U.S Election Assistance Commission
Register to vote (for residents of the 50 states or District of Columbia).
Accessible for visitors with disabilities.

Voting Information for Minnesotans with Disabilities

MN Voter Information
Answers to all your questions about voting in Minnesota.
Find out about registering to vote, where to vote, and absentee voting.
Get information about being an election judge and learn about protecting election integrity (fair elections).

Know Your Voting Rights (PDF)

People with Disabilities Have the Right to Vote (PDF)
If you have a developmental disability and are concerned that someone might challenge your right to vote, you can print out and bring it with you to the poll. It explains Minnesota law about the right to vote.

Video in ASL on Voting in Minnesota
Video produced by the Commission on Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans.

Opportunity Partners: Partners in Advocacy
Training about voting to family members and caregivers of people with disabilities in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area.

Learn More About the Issues

Youth Noise
Site is for young peoples ages 13-26.
See short videos on issues such as Arts, Education, Tolerance, and Health.
Read blogs, post comments, or join an online debate.

ProCon.org
Site is for voters of all ages.
Read the pros and cons about several controversial issues.

Public Agenda
Site is for voters of all ages.
Get the facts and find out about current public opinion on many issues.

Health08.org
Site is for voters of all ages.
Learn about health insurance and health reform, and find out what the candidates say.

Get Involved and Make a Difference

Do Something
Site is for teens and young adults.
Choose your issue, and get ideas for things you can do.
Volunteer in your community or find money for your project.
Many topics, including Animal Welfare, Environment, and Violence & Bullying.

Learn About the Voting Rights of People with Disabilities

American Association of People with Disabilities
Learn about issues that affect people with disabilities. The AAPD Disability VOTE Project includes resources on voting system access and technology.

Global Initiative to Enfranchise People with Disabilities
Learn about efforts to ensure that people with disabilities around the world can participate in their countries' elections. Electionaccess.org is an initiative of the International Foundation for Election Systems.

Political Activism and Voter Participation by Persons with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities
This feature issue of Impact, from the University of Minnesota's Institute on Community Integration, is for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and those close to them who would like to be more involved in the U.S. political system.