National Campaign Supporting Voters with Disabilities: REV UP!

Updated: July 2016
Logo of the RevUp! campaign

In advance of the 2016 presidential election in the United States, the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is leading a new voter registration and mobilization campaign called "Register, Educate, Vote and Use your Power", or REV UP.

The AAPD estimates that there are about 57 million American citizens with disabilities. However, during the 2012 elections the AAPD found that more than 70% of polling places examined were inaccessible. Approximately 30% of eligible voters with disabilities that were surveyed said they had wanted to vote but were unable do. More than half of all eligible American voters with disabilities did not vote. 

These dismal statistics are the motiviation behind the campaign. As part of the campaign, the AAPD organized a National Disability Voter Registration Week from July 11-15th, and produced a template toolkit and voting pledge for state-level organizations to adapt and use as part of the campaign.