October 15th, 2019
Thank you for participating in this event!
The gap in voter turnout among people with disabilities, compared to other voters, highlights significant barriers to voting. The Philadelphia Autism Project and City Commissioner Al Schmidt, who oversees the voting process in Philadelphia, work together on awareness efforts, among other initiatives.
During this session, Commissioner Schmidt shared efforts his office has undertaken to address these barriers and citizens’ rights to accessibility accommodations. The Philadelphia Autism Project provided resources and information to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to have their voice heard. One of the best ways to prepare for voting is to practice and get comfortable with the machines. New voting booths were available for event attendees to practice with!
We hope you were able to take home valuable information from the session and had the opportunity to connect with one another. For more information on voting resources, please visit the ASERT Voting resource page here!