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Free Workshop on Voting Rights for People with Disabilities

Celebrate National Voter Registration Day by attending a workshop to learn about Voters with Disabilities, including:

  • An Introduction Federal and State voting laws 
  • Who is eligible to register to vote 
  • How to register people to vote 
  • How to help people prepare to vote 
  • The four ways a person with a disability can vote: 
    • In person voting at your polling place 
    • Curbside voting at your polling place 
    • In person absentee voting 
    • Mail in absentee voting 
  • Accommodations available for voters with disabilities 
  • Barriers a voter with disabilities may come across and how to overcome them 
  • How to resolve voting problems

Audience: This free workshop is open to everyone interested and specifically targeted to professionals conducting voting outreach or assisting individuals with disabilities to vote. SC state employees, librarians, non-profit employees, and the public are encouraged to attend.

Instructor: Ms. Maggie Knowles is the Protection and Advocacy for Voting Access (PAVA) Coordinator for Protection & Advocacy for People with Disabilities, Inc. (P&A), a statewide non-profit that works to protect and advance disability rights. She’s worked for P&A since 2013 and also serves as the current chair of the South Carolina DisAbility Voting Coalition, a non-partisan coalition dedicated to increasing the numbers of people with disabilities who vote through voter education and improved access to the voting process. Maggie has a Masters in Anthropology from the University of Kentucky.

This is a FREE workshop however registration is required below to ensure seating availability.

Date:
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Time:
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Campus:
South Carolina State Library
Location:
Learning Lab
Categories:
Special Needs
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