Voters with Disabilities: Rights and Accessibility Training

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The Portage Lake District Library invites the public to join a community conversation and training about voter rights and accessibility for people with disabilities on Tuesday, September 25, from 10:00 a.m. – noon.

 

This event will be presented by the Self-Advocates of Michigan (SAM), the Developmental Disabilities Council (DD Council), and the Michigan Disability Services Alliance (MI-DSA).

 

The purpose of this training is for people to learn what their rights are as a voter with disabilities. Participants will also learn why their vote matters and what they can expect at the polls such as all voting locations are accessible, they are on or close to a bus line, and they are free.

 

Advanced registration is required. Those who plan to attend can visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JLPDK8X to register. For more information or help with registering contact Rachel Bentley at BentleyR@michigan.gov or 517-284-7290.

 

MI-DSA is made up of the following agencies: Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council, The ARC Michigan, Disability Network of Michigan, Michigan Disability Rights Coalition, Epilepsy Foundation, Brain Injury Association of Michigan, Michigan Protection and Advocacy Services, Michigan Statewide Independent Living Council, Developmental Disabilities Institute, Michigan Family Voices, and United Cerebral Palsy.

 

Library programs are free, and everyone is welcome. For more information, please call the library at 482-4570.

 

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