USA- The Project Vote

To read on SABE USA website:

Project Vote Toolkit

The Project VOTE! Voter Education Toolkit is a guide created by leaders in the self advocacy movement to help people teach voter education trainings in their communities. The Voter Education Toolkit includes 8-10 hours of training about registering to vote, voter rights and responsibilities, how to learn about candidates and issues, different ways that people vote,  and how to increase partnerships between self-advocacy groups and protection and advocacy organization.

All of the Project VOTE! Voter Education Toolkit and Training Materials are online and you can download them for FREE.

Project VOTE! Toolkit Training Materials
Voter Education Toolkit

Training Slides

Training Video




Find a Project VOTE! Trainer in your area. Click here to get a list of certified trainers.



Project Vote is getting ready for the 2014 National Elections to once again document the voting experiences of voters with DD.  Just as in the 2012 Election Voters with DD were  interviewed about their voting experiences for accessibility outside and inside their polling location.

Voters with disabilities continue to have challenges at the polls and must let the Election Officials know exactly what is needed to make voting possible for all citizens.  That is why Project Vote is getting ready for the 2014 Election Day.

Thanks to the Georgia, Oklahoma, and Ohio P&As and self advocacy groups for volunteering to pilot the revised Election Day Checklist, based on the lessons learned in 2012, for the 2013 Election.  The purpose of this grassroots campaign was to finalize the most effective way and important questions to get answers that will make voting accessible, private, and confidential for all voters.

Help us next Election Day by sharing your voting experiences by filling out our Election Day Accessibility Checklist.  Your state P&A and self advocacy group will be contacting you.  If you have any questions and would like to learn more about the 2014 Grassroots Election Day Campaign or volunteer to help please contact, Co-Director, Nancy Ward at [email protected] .


NEWApproach to
Teach the Project Vote! Toolkit

The SABE National Technical Assistance Center for Voting and Cognitive Access is pleased to announce a new on-line internet training “How to Get the Best Out of Your Project Vote! Training”.

Only 3 states have been invited to be a part of this pilot to create Voter Education Teams of state P&As and Self Advocacy Groups to teach the Project Vote! Toolkit.

You may remember the good old days when the Project Vote! Training took 3 days.  Now the Toolkit is on the www.govoter.orgwebsite and can be edited for each state’s specific voting requirements.  It’s better than ever.

How will it work? Teams will include:  State P&A and Self Advocacy Group staff and officers.  They will meet together for 3 on-line internet training sessions.

      In February 2014 the 3 selected states will participate in 3 internet sessions:

1.) Review of this project’s goals and objectives, current working relationships of state P&A and Self Advocacy group, roles and responsibilities of invited groups.

2.) Learn how to use the flexible options of the Toolkit to personalize the training for your state.

3.) How to have a training event (between March 1 – July 31, 2014) and evaluate it.  Project Vote! team will provide the 3 states our contact information for comments, questions or any supports.

      After the training in each state, the Project Vote! team will look at the impact on voting to:

•     How P&As and self advocacy groups will support voters with cognitive disabilities register to vote,

•     Increase the number of voters with disabilities voting,

•     Increase the number of voters with disabilities in their state to have a positive voting experience,

•     Cast a private and independent ballotat accessible polling locations,

•     Be aware that there are accessible voting systems and technologies available for voters.

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