Information on AC's Voting Work
In the area of voting, the Advocacy Center may be able to help Louisiana residents with disabilities with issues related to:
- Polling place accessibility
- Restoration and preservation of voting rights in interdiction or continuing tutorship proceedings
- Voter registration
- Training for election officials
- General or disability specific voting questions
- Voting rights training
- Accessible political campaigns
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2015 and 2016 Election Dates
October 24, 2015 (Gubernatorial Primary)
Early Voting Dates: Saturday, October 10, 2015 to Saturday, October 17, 2015
November 21, 2015 (Gubernatorial General)
Early Voting Dates: Saturday, November 11, 2015 to Saturday, November 17, 2015
March 5, 2016 (Presidential Preferance Primary and Municipal Primary)
Early Voting Dates: Saturday, February 20, 2016 to Saturday, February 27, 2016
April 9, 2016 (Municipal General)
Early Voting Dates: Saturday, March 26, 2016 to Saturday, April 2, 2016
November 8, 2016 (Open Primary/Presidential/Congressional)
Early Voting Dates: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 to Tuesday, November 1, 2016
December 10, 2016 (Open General/Congressional)
Early Voting Dates: Saturday, November 26, 2016 to Saturday, December 3, 2016
Advocacy Center Voting Hotline
Advocacy Center staff is available from 6 am to 8 pm on major election days to answer questions and provide resources for voting issues. Call 1-800-960-7705 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for help.
In addition, staff is available for voting assistance during regular business hours.
Polling Place Accessibility
The Advocacy Center is committed to ensuring that polling places are accessible. Common problems include no designated accessible parking, inaccessible entrance, stairs, no signage, barriers in the path of travel (cords, pots, planters), door handles that aren’t accessible, etc. If you find an accessibility problem, please let the Advocacy Center know and tell the poll workers so that the problem can be corrected.
Accessibility of the Voting Process
There are many features available to make voting more accessible for people with disabilities. These include a 8 ½ x 11 magnifying glass to magnify ballots or other materials, audio voting attachments for all voting machines so that voters can listen to the ballot and vote using a keypad, and voting machines that can be lowered to allow a voter who uses a wheelchair to vote independently. Ask the election officials or poll workers for help.
Filing a Complaint about Voting Accessibility
Contact the Advocacy Center for assistance in filing a complaint regarding voting accessibility, or other disability related issues.