The right to vote is a fundamental right in the United States, although some groups (women, African-Americans) have had to fight for this right in our past. Are people with disabilities the last disenfranchised group in this country? While some states may limit the right to vote through certain guardianship statutes, the mere fact that one has a disability does not impact their right to vote. The following Washington Post article was authored by an individual whose brother thought his disability disqualified him from voting. How many other people in our country might mistakenly believe the same thing?
To read this individual’s story, which progresses to the day he voted for the first time, click here: My brother loves politics. But he thought his disability meant he couldn’t vote.