General Eelection Day for Local Races

November 8, 2011

General Election day for local races is here now it does not matter what the democrats or republicans or independents have to say its our time to have our say. We as person with disability have been disfranchisement of our vote so long its time to get out vote and excise our right to choose.

Voters right have been protected for over 141 years on the based of race. For about 91 years the guarantee right for women to vote and self-determination. Then 1965 the Voters Rights act had said that it’s a civil right and that no law can be made to denied that right to vote or be denied to election process.

Under the United Nation Convention of Person with Disability have said that it our right of self-determination to be able to choose a candidate of our choice or be able to run for office. We must stand up and take a position to hold our elected official accountable for their actions and today is the time for doing it.

For local races lot of people skip them because of its local as result only about 30% show up to the polls that the case here in my community. That said it means that the locals races can be change and your vote does matter, so why not get out to vote.

Also call into the state election board if a site is non-accessible or a disabled voter’s right to confidential of his/her vote is not protect. Call your neighbors and friend to remind them today is election day.

Also the County must also produce effective communications for both the polls and election-related materials. Also if you’re receiving Public assistance the county must provide voter registration opportunities.

Under HAVA act of 2002 the state and counties must provide and improved accessibility and quantity of polling places, which in turn help person with disability achieve independence of exercising their to right to vote and choose a candidate of their choice.

Also a person with a disability you also have a right to be election worker and participate in the election process.

Voting machine must be able to handle all types of disabilities.

Under the MOVE ( Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment) has guarantee rights of Military personal and Overseas Voter to have their vote counted and to be able to have access to their ballots.

So why not get out vote today and have your say in the local races and choose your next elected official.


US Department of Justice Office of Civil Voter Rights


About JPlanck

Jason Planck; I have been a disability advocate for over 25 years (1990) and continue to bring awareness about the needs and concerns of the disability community. I grew up in and around Southern California and Las Vegas Nevada after father retired from the military. I returned to upstate New York to help with my family in 1994 and I have remained here since. I have received an associate degree in 1998 from Adirondack Community College Queensbury New York in Business Administration My hobbies include visiting historical sites, traveling, cooking, bird watching, and photography. I have been a human rights disability defender and an advocate for persons with disabilities for the last twenty five years (1990), and I continue to advocate to help persons with disabilities to achieve independence and success in their lives. I have conducted disability sensitivity training for various companies and continue to do disability consulting and training work for compliance with disability civil rights laws. I’m currently writing a book on disability civil rights laws title: Disability Civil Rights Laws and Movements: An in depths look at the Executive Branch role from the President Woodrow Wilson through President George W. Bush administrations. I have received two grants from the following libraries to aid in traveling to the library; • John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum “Arthur M. Schlesinger Fellowship” • Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, Hyde Park, NY I continue to seek out grants to help in accomplishing the goal of being able to travel to the different Presidential Library to finish the work and publish a book. As of to date I have completed eight other presidents. One of my major goals for the next 10 years is to see acceptability and inclusion of persons with disabilities in the community and workplace. I will be able to accomplish the first part of this goal through education and awareness of the needs of the disabled community as human rights disability defender. Second part of the goal is to work with the community and the workplace to implement solution of full inclusion of the Disabled Community. -30-
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