The Arc of Massachusetts REV UP Campaign
Welcome to the homepage for #TheArcVotes, The Arc of Massachusetts REV UP Campaign. Election season is just around the corner in Massachusetts. The state primaries will be held on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 (last day to register: August 15), and the state election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 (last day to register: October 17). Though these elections are mid-term elections, we at The Arc of Massachusetts want to remind you how important they are for our community. “When you vote, you choose who represents the disability community in the government at all levels . . . You have the power to choose who decides the structure and funding of disability programs, like our lifelines—including Medicaid and Social Security” (https://www.thearc.org/what-we-do/resources/toolkits/vote). With so much at stake, let’s mobilize our community! Please make sure that all eligible voters* in your family and disability network are registered to vote.
* Help America Vote Act (HAVA) 2002: Voting needs to be “accessible for individuals with disabilities, including nonvisual accessibility for the blind and visually impaired, in a manner that provides the same opportunity for access and participation (including privacy and independence) as for other voters” (“On Voting Accessibility for People with Disabilities,” Norman Ornstein and Kristina Kopić). It further mandates that every voting place have at least one accessible voting machine.