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Poll Worker Training: Manual Assembly Notes

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By The Catskill Center for Independence Project HAVA December 2008. This 1 page document gives information on how to put together the manual that goes with The Catskill Center for Independence PowerPoint presentation for poll workers.

 

A Dozen Easy Ways to Get Out the Vote!

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From nonprofitvote.org. With limited time and resources, here are some ways you can quickly and easily help get out the vote without spending a dime.

 

Alternative Accessible Formats

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By The Catskill Center for Independence Project HAVA December 2008. This 2 page document talks about the what, when and why of accessible formats for voting forms and information, as well as examples of specific documents.

 

America Goes to the Polls: A Report on Voter Turnout in the 2008 Election

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By the Nonprofit Voter Engagement Network. This report shares information about voter turnout in each of the states. The report looks at how voter turnout is effected by campaign spending, whether the state is a swing state, and the availability of election day registration. The report also looks at the growing number of youth voters, people who vote early, the Latino vote, and the African American vote.

 

Barriers to Voting in a Private, Independent and Verifiable Manner

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By the American Council of the Blind, September 2002. This 6 page summary identifies barriers that make it hard for people who are blind and visually impaired to cast their votes in a private, independent, and verifiable manner. The article also talks about how these barriers may be overcome.

 

Blind Voters Experience Assessment Study Research Summary

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By The National Federation of the Blind December 2008. This 48 slide PowerPoint presentation provides information from a research study done with legally blind voters after the 2008 presidential election. Survey questions included voting by mail or absentee ballot, voting at the polls, accessible voting machines, how they feel about their voting experiences, and suggested improvements.

 

CIVIC PARTICIPATION PowerPoint Presentation

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By California P & A, September 2004. This 22 slide presentation talks about being a part of your local community, including (but not limited to) voting. Designed for workshops and trainings, it also includes a small group activity.

 

CIVIC PARTICIPATION Presentation Handout

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By California P & A September 2004. This 5 page handout was designed to accompany the Civic Participation training materials prepared by the California P & A. Group members can use this to fill in information about where they live, issues that are important to them, and contact information for different groups.

 

CIVIC PARTICIPATION Workshop Curriculum Outline by California P & A

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This workshop outline was designed to encourage people with developmental disabilities to talk with local leaders in their community by providing training on local government and strategies to talk about important issues.

 

Election Officials and Poll Worker Training Video to Assist Voters with Disabilities

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This video was made by the Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth’s office for training their poll workers. It talks about how to assist people with disabilities and how to make polling areas more accessible.

 

Fact Sheet for Election Workers

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This two page fact sheet gives tips and information on assisting people with disabilities to vote. It is designed for election workers.

 

Fact Sheet for Election Workers IN SPANISH

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This two page fact sheet IN SPANISH gives tips and information on assisting people with disabilities to vote. It is designed for election workers.

 

GAO Full Report VOTERS WITH DISABILITIES: Access to Polling Places and Alternative Voting Methods

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October 2001, This 97 page report looks at state and local practices for making voting accessible, both at polling places and with voting accommodations. It also estimates the number of polling places with things that might help or cause problems with access. It talks about improving voting accessibility.

 

GAO Testimony ELECTIONS: Electronic Voting Offers Opportunities and Presents Challenges Released

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This 47 page document gives information about the Help America Vote Act and electronic voting machines. It talks about problems with current voting systems.

 

Poll Worker Information Sheet

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This two page document for poll workers gives information about how to help voters with disabilities. It includes information on posting signs, communicating clearly and respectfully, and what information to provide.

 

Polling Site Interiors Reference and Reminders

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By The Catskill Center for Independence. This 2 page guide includes information on designing polling places to be fully accessible.

 

 

Pollworkers: Working with Voters with Disabilities by The Catskill Center for Independence Project HAVA

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This 35 slide training for poll workers was designed to provide poll workers and other election officials with information about the requirements of the Help America Vote Act. Topics include: disability awareness, service animals, physical accessibility for polling sites and other information from HAVA.

 

Protection & Advocacy Voting Access Programs Helping to Expand and Ensure Access to Polling Places

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By the National Disability Rights Network August 2009. This 24 page report talks about voting laws and prior GAO reports on voting access and polling places. It talks about how P & A programs are improving accessibility at the polls.

 

Quick Tips and Election Day Reminders

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By The Catskill Center for Independence Project HAVA December 2008. This 2 page document gives quick day-of-voting information about polling place layout, signage, sample ballots and obstacles.

 

Video: Beth White, election official in Indiana, talks about barriers to voting

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Video: Julie Petty from Arkansas talks about barriers to voting

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Video: Rude poll worker

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Video: The poll worker asks where your guardian is

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Video: The poll worker says you can’t vote

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Video: You are in the voting booth and you don’t know what to do

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Vote Oregon! How to Assist Voters with Disabilities

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By the Oregon Secretary of State’s Office, 2004. This short brochure covers the basics of helping people with disabilities to vote in Oregon. It talks about: providers’ responsibilities, who can provide assistance, who cannot provide assistance, rules and guidelines, voting the ballot, providing a replacement ballot, and returning the ballot.

 

Voting and You

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A PowerPoint presentation from the National Youth Leadership Network covering access to voting, registering to vote, web resources for more information, learning about the issues and candidates, and how to vote.

 

 

Voting Guide – Indiana 2008

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This easy to understand Voting Guide by The Indiana Protection and Advocacy System shares information about registering to vote, preparing to vote, and voting in Indiana.