Blog Posts

Its Disability Voting Rights Week!

September 12, 2023

This week, September 11-15, 2023, is the week to make sure disabled voters in your community are registered and ready to vote. What is Disability Voting Rights Week (DVRW)? There are over 38 million people with disabilities who are eligible to vote, but access barriers keep many disabled voters from… Read more.

Reflections on Juneteenth

June 22, 2022

Hello and Happy Juneteenth to everyone. I encourage you to pause on this Juneteenth weekend and reflect on what freedom and advocacy mean to you. Read more.

2022 – Here we come!

March 22, 2022

Hello 2022! Access The Vote Florida is back in action as we prepare for the 2022 elections. We strive to empower YOU, the disability community, to vote by providing you the information and resources you need to successfully vote this year. Our website will be under construction for a few… Read more.

What is Accessible Vote-by-Mail Balloting? When will it arrive in Florida? Why isn’t it here already? What does the future hold? – an ATVFL interview with members of the Florida Council of the Blind

October 2, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has sewn chaos and confusion into the fabric of almost every aspect of our lives. In short order, policymakers and advocates alike have had to adjust to this shifting landscape. Among the topics that have dominated state and national policy discussions since March is the expected impact… Read more.

Vote-by-Mail Programs Provide Access to Voters with Disabilities

August 28, 2020

Recently, there has been a campaign going around social media to try to discredit the validity of vote-by-mail ballots. On the contrary, these ballots are just as valid as the ones being cast by voters who can physically make it to the polls. While there may be some uncertainty around… Read more.

POWER: The Disability Vote and its Importance Today

August 4, 2020

The world today is radically different in many ways than at anytime in history. There is a worldwide pandemic caused by COVID-19, and in the U.S. the struggle for civil rights and equality is once again taking center stage. The power of the vote has never meant more than it… Read more.

Florida Rights Restoration

July 20, 2020

Note: In July, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals stayed an earlier federal district court ruling from the Northern District of Florida granting the right to vote to all returning citizens. In September, the 11th Circuit ruled that Florida can order returning citizens to pay court fines and fees before… Read more.

Vote For Access Series

June 17, 2020

Scattered throughout our website you will find videos from the Vote for Access series featuring Imani Barbarin, produced by both Rooted in Rights and Block by Block Creative! Each video in the series highlights key issues about voting for people with disabilities. Check out the videos to learn about voting,… Read more.