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Get Registered!

posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Estimates show more than 35 million individuals with disabilities nationwide are eligible to vote, including 315,000 in Iowa. Only 16 million voted in the 2016 elections.

The Iowa Developmental and Disabilities Council public policy manager, Rik Shannon, points out it is often lack of information about the candidates or the election process that causes people with disabilities not to vote. 

With the November midterm elections approaching, we would like to help pass along a few helpful hints to make sure you and the people you care about are ready to vote.

Making sure everyone is registered to vote is the first step. Everyone must be registered by October 27. See how below: 

  • In person by visiting the Black Hawk County Auditory Election Department at 316 E 5th Street in Waterloo, open Monday through Friday 8 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Register to vote online by clicking here.
  • Mail in your form by printing off the national voter registration form and mailing it to: 

Black Hawk County Auditor
Election Department
316 E 5th Street
Waterloo, IA 50703

You can find more information on how to register on Iowa’s Secretary of State’s website found here.

It is important that we do everything we can to get the people we care about to successfully register, making them able to vote. 

Stay tuned for more information about how to vote in the upcoming elections on November 6.