Event Title

Voting participation for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Location

ED Annex 308

Start Date

7-3-2014 1:00 PM

End Date

7-3-2014 2:00 PM

Description

Voting represents, arguably, the most important right and responsibility of a citizen in a democracy. Nevertheless, 44 states have disenfranchisement provisions that prohibit many people with intellectual disabilities from voting and relatively few people with intellectual either receive systematic instruction on how to vote or participate in the voting process. This presentation will examine this issue, and the results of four studies about voting participation of people with intellectual disability will be shared.

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Voting participation for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

ED Annex 308

Voting represents, arguably, the most important right and responsibility of a citizen in a democracy. Nevertheless, 44 states have disenfranchisement provisions that prohibit many people with intellectual disabilities from voting and relatively few people with intellectual either receive systematic instruction on how to vote or participate in the voting process. This presentation will examine this issue, and the results of four studies about voting participation of people with intellectual disability will be shared.