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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2013 and 2014 Election Dates
October 19, 2013 (Open Primary)
Early Voting Dates: Saturday, October 5, 2013 to Saturday, October 12, 2013
November 16, 2013 (Open General)
Early Voting Dates: Saturday, November 2, 2013 to Saturday, November 9, 2013
February 1, 2014 (ORLEANS PARISH ONLY: Municipal/Parochial Primary)
Early Voting Dates: Saturday, January 18, 2014 to Saturday, January 25, 2014
March 15, 2014 (ORLEANS PARISH ONLY: Municipal/Parochial General)
Early Voting Dates: Saturday, March 1, 2014 to Saturday, March 8, 2014
April 5, 2014 (ALL PARISHES EXCEPT ORLEANS: Municipal Primary)
Early Voting Dates: Saturday, March 22, 2013 to Saturday, March 29, 2013
May 3, 2014 (ALL PARISHES EXCEPT ORLEANS: Municipal General; ORLEANS PARISH: Propositions only)
Early Voting Dates: Saturday, April 19, 2014 to Saturday, April 26, 2014
November 4, 2014 (ALL PARISHES: Open Primary/Congressional)
Early Voting Dates: Tuesday, October 22, 2014 to Tuesday, October 28, 2014
December 6, 2014 (ALL PARISHES: Open General/Congressional)
Early Voting Dates: Tuesday, November 22, 2014 to Tuesday, November 29, 2014
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.