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Voter turnout surged among citizens with disabilities in 2022, as it did in 2018. In Minnesota, turnout increased from 45.7% in the 2018 general election, to 57.1% in 2022. Typically, we see less people vote in local election years like 2023 and mid-term elections like 2022. We need to maintain our momentum going into 2024!

15.8 million people nationwide with disabilities reported voting in the November 2022 elections. However, combined with a recent U.S. Election Assistance Commission study finding that 14% of voters with disabilities had some type of difficulty voting in 2020, this indicates a total of 2.2 million voters with disabilities experienced voting difficulties.

The Arc Minnesota wants everyone to know how important it is to vote. When you vote, you are choosing elected officials who will make decisions about issues that have an impact on your life. By voting, you have a chance to shape policies that will affect the entire community.

An important resource that contains essential information related to voting, is the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) State Voting Guide for Minnesota. It tells people how to register, methods for voting absentee, finding polling stations, looking at a sample ballot, and important links for additional assistance.

We believe in the self-advocacy movement motto, “nothing about us without us”, and that includes voting! We want you to feel empowered to vote, so we made this toolkit to make sure you are ready for the elections this year.

Scroll down to access information about voter registration, important election dates, how to vote early, how to vote on Election Day, and voting tools for self-advocates and The Arc Minnesota regional offices & nonprofits. Learn more about the voting process below or by visiting The Arc US Voting Resources.


Offf-white square graphic with large, all-caps blue text saying “Our vote is our power!” Below is the white, blue, and red logo for the National Disability Voter Registration Week. On the bottom are the REV UP logo on the left and an illustration of a white blond adult in a wheelchair and a young black girl with a braid, marching with signs that say vote.

Important Election Dates

Primary Election Day

  • August 13, 2024

First Day to Early Vote by Mail or In Person for the General Election

  • September 20, 2024

National Disability Voting Rights Week

  • September 9-13, 2024

Last Day to Register for Early Voting in the General Election

  • October 15, 2024

Last Day to Early Vote by Mail or In Person for the General Election

  • November 4, 2024

General Election Day

  • November 5, 2024