Groups Release Free Guide to Voting Rights for People w Mental Disabilities

NYAPRS Note: With thanks to the National Mental Health Consumers Self-Help Clearinghouse.

Free Guide to Voting Rights for People with Psychiatric Disabilities

In time for Election Day, the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network, the National Disability Rights Network and Schulte Roth and Zabel LLP are offering a free 55-page booklet entitledVote. It’s Your Right. A Guide to the Voting Rights of People with Mental Disabilities.

“The opportunity to participate in the democratic process is a fundamental right, yet many Americans with disabilities face barriers to exercising their rights as citizens.[This guide]explains how federal laws protect the voting rights of people with disabilities, with a chart of state laws affecting the voting rights of people with disabilities.”

To download a free copy,click here.

http://www.bazelon.org/portals/0/voting/voting%20rights%20guide%202016.pdf