Next week, the REV UP (Register! Educate! Vote! Use your Power!) Campaign will coordinate National Disability Voter Registration Week. REV UP works to increase the political power of people with disabilities while also engaging candidates and the media to recognize the disability community. REV UP is coordinated by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD). National Disability Voter Registration Week will be July 17–21, 2017.
During National Disability Voter Registration Week, Texans with disabilities and other disability advocates can participate by:
- registering to vote, and/or
- attending a training to become a volunteer deputy registrar.
Register to Vote
If you are not registered to vote, you can use National Disability Voter Registration Week as an opportunity to get registered. Next week, there will be voter registration events in Austin, Houston, Plano, and San Antonio. You can learn more about these events, and any additional events that get scheduled, on AAPD’s State Resources and Events webpage.
If there isn’t an event in your area, check out the “REV UP Texas Toolkit” on the REV UP Texas website. The toolkit includes information about other ways that you can register to vote. If you aren’t sure if you are already registered to vote, you can check by visiting the Register to Vote webpage on the VoteTexas.gov website.
Become a Volunteer Deputy Registrar
A volunteer deputy registrar is someone who can help eligible citizens register to vote. To become a volunteer deputy registrar, you must attend a training and become certified. Next week, volunteer deputy registrar trainings will be held in Austin and Houston. To learn about these and any other volunteer deputy registrar trainings that will be part of National Disability Voter Registration Week, visit AAPD’s State Resources and Events webpage
If there isn’t a training in your area, learn how you can become a volunteer deputy registrar by visiting the Texas Volunteer Deputy Registrar Guide on the Texas Secretary of State website.