Missouri Disability Vote Project
The Missouri Disability Vote Project (MDVP), established by Paraquad in 2001, focuses on increasing voter registration and turnout within the disability community. The statewide, 501(c)(3), grassroots project is a coalition of 30 disability-focused organizations conducting nonpartisan Get Out the Vote (GOTV) campaigns.
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Organizations that become part of the Missouri Disability Vote Project make increased voter turnout an organizational priority. This involves:
- Organizing member contacts, mostly through volunteer phone banks and direct mail, to encourage their members to vote
- Registering people with disabilities to vote and educating new voters
- Educating the public on the voting rights of people with disabilities
- Advocating for accessible polling sites and voting equipment
Sponsoring candidate forums and events, and offering rides to the polls on Election Day
By working cooperatively with the Missouri Secretary of State, local election boards, and county clerks, the coalition assists election authorities in meeting the regulations of the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA). Guide to the Help America Vote Act
2014 Election Dates
Municipal Election Day - April 8, 2014 (Voter Registration Deadline - March 12, 2014)
State Primary Election - August 5, 2014 (Voter Registration Deadline - July 9, 2014)
General Election - November 4, 2014 (Voter Registration Deadline - October 8, 2014)
Get Voting Updates
If you are interested in learning more about voting rights and accessibility and would like to receive action alerts on voting legislation, voter guides and voter education materials, and reminders for upcoming elections, please sign up for the Paraquad Community Advocacy Network. You will receive regular legislative updates and action alerts, in addition to the voting-related information.
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