Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Get Moving, Go Vote!

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Election Day 2012 is here! Nearly 2.8 million North Carolinians have already voted at one-stop voting sites or by absentee ballot, but if you haven't voted please make sure you go to the polls today and cast your ballot.  Polls in North Carolina are open from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm, South Carolina polls are open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.   

The statistics support the case that people with disabilities vote at a 16% lower rate than other Americans. Don't fall into this category. North Carolina and South Carolina are both working to make voting as accessible as possible. In fact, there should be designated poll workers at each poll station to aid those living with disabilities who may need assistance. Additionally, Disability Rights North Carolina routinely asseses the physical accessibility of polling places across the State. You can view the assesment results here. If you do encounter problems, let Disability Rights NC know by completing this survey to ensure that accessibility issues are reported to the County Boards of Elections. For a similar South Carolina survey, visit our post on accessible polling places in SC. Additional information on where to vote in your state can be found here or by calling 1-866-OUR-VOTE ( or 1-866-687-8683).

Please note, the Society is not posting on behalf of a certain party or candidate but as a reminder that your vote counts. If you want to read more about the election and learn about the candidates, visit the Election 2012 page on the National MS Society website! Also, check out this handy "Myth vs. Truth" sheet on voting for persons living with a disability.

As always, thanks for being an MS Activist!
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