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Defining and Assessing Capacity to Vote: The Effect of Mental Impairment on the Rights of Voters

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This 88 page report looks at issues of guardianship law and voting rights. By University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 2007.

 

Fact Sheet for Voters with Disabilities

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This two page fact sheet gives information on voting. It was created for people with disabilities.

 

Fact Sheet for Voters with Disabilities IN SPANISH

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This two page fact sheet gives information IN SPANISH on voting. It was created for people with disabilities.

 

Guardianship Position Statement

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This position statement gives the reasons that guardianship should not stop a person from voting.

 

How Guardianship Affects Voting Rights

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This two page fact sheet talks about how having a guardian might change your right to vote. It also talks about how people can keep their right to vote even if they have a guardian.

 

Memo in Support of Plaintiff’s Motion for Summary Judgment May 2006

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This 45 page memo is from a guardianship case in the state of Missouri. The plaintiffs claimed that Missouri’s voting ban violated the Americans with Disabilities Act and that the plaintiffs should be allowed to vote.

 

Plaintiffs Reply to Defendants Suggestions in Opposition to Plaintiffs Motion for Summary Judgment

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May 2006, This 8 page pdf is from a guardianship case in the state of Missouri. The plaintiffs claimed that Missouri’s voting ban violated the Americans with Disabilities Act and that the plaintiffs should be allowed to vote.

 

Plaintiffs Suggestions in Opposition to Defendants Motion for Summary Judgment April 2006

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This 39 page pdf is from a guardianship case in the state of Missouri. The plaintiffs claimed that Missouri’s voting ban violated the Americans with Disabilities Act and that the plaintiffs should be allowed to vote.

 

The Riot! October 2008 Elections Issue

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This is the 2008 Elections Issue of The Riot!, an e-newsletter from the Self-Advocate Leadership Network. This issue talks about the 2008 election, as well as general voting issues.

 

Video: Ben Borroel from Colorado talks about guardianship and voting

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Video: Bernard King from New Jersey talks about guardianship and voting

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Video: Betty Williams from Indiana talks about guardianship and voting

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Video: Chester Finn from New York talks about guardianship and voting

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Video: Gayle Gardner from Oregon talks about guardianship and voting

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Video: Jeff Ridgeway from Alabama talks about guardianship and voting

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Video: Julie Petty from Arkansas talks about guardianship and voting

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Video: Patricia Jones from Arizona talks about guardianship and voting

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Video: The poll worker asks where your guardian is

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Video: Victor Robinson from Washington, D.C. talks about guardianship and voting

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VOTE. It’s Your Right: A Guide to the Voting Rights of People with Mental Disabilities

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By the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law and National Disability Rights Network, 2008.This 37 page Voting Guide explains the rights of voters with mental disabilities. It can be a resource for people with mental disabilities, advocates, family members, service providers, election officials, and others. The guide focuses on four areas: voter-competence requirements, state photo-ID laws, voter challenges and providing help to voters with disabilities. It includes a chart listing each state’s voter-competence laws.

 

www.mylegalaid.org

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This website has links to legal resources and information about voting in Minnesota including a video and a Bill of Rights for voters.