National Disability Voter Registration Week

The week of July 16-20, our library is partnering with several agencies across Delaware County to celebrate National Disability Voter Registration Week. Throughout the week we plan to have a prominent table display at the front of each library branch, as well as inside the Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities facility, to promote voter registration. Displays will include a computer where folks can register themselves, paper registration forms, disabled voter myths/facts, and a real, working voting machine to show voters what they look like and what features they have for the disabled population.

I plan to have these tabled manned with a volunteer each day between 4 – 6 p.m. to offer assistance to anyone needing it. If you have a regular volunteer who would want to give some extra time that week, we could use the help. Please have them sign up at this link.

In addition, we are going to receive a proclamation recognizing the week from the County Commissioners at their July 9 meeting, and we will be sharing facts on social media.

Assisting individuals with voting registration is a regular service that we offer as a library, and it is a crucial time to make people aware of it, as many may be purged from Ohio’s voting records prior to this November’s election. (See the Supreme Court’s ruling that came through yesterday.) At this time, it’s not only important to ask individuals if they are registered to vote, but to inform them that if they haven’t voted recently or updated their information, they may have been removed from their board of election’s rolls, and they will need to re-register or update their information.

See Hannah, Pam, George or Nicole with questions.