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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2011 and 2012 Election Dates
October 22, 2011 (Gubernatorial Primary)
Early Voting Dates: Saturday, October 8, 2011 to Saturday, October 15, 2011
November 19, 2011 (Gubernatorial General)
Early Voting Dates: Saturday, November 5, 2011 to Saturday, November 12, 2011
March 24, 2012 (Presidential Preference Primary and Municipal Primary)
Early Voting Dates: Saturday, March 10, 2012 to Saturday, March 17, 2012
April 21, 2012 (Municipal General)
Early Voting Dates: Saturday, April 7, 2012 to Saturday, April 14, 2012
November 6, 2012 (Open Primary, Congressional, Presidential)
Early Voting Dates: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 to Tuesday, October 30, 2012
December 1, 2012 (Open General, Congressional)
Early Voting Dates: Saturday, November 17, 2012 to Saturday, November 24, 2012
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 email@example.com 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.