The disAbility Law Center of Virginia is mandated by the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (PL 107-252) to advocate for the rights of Virginia voters with disabilities under the federal law. Through this program, the disAbility Law Center
- educates individuals, communities, poll workers and boards of election about the voting rights of people with disabilities;
- monitors and investigates complaints about polling place accessibility and privacy;
- collaborates with other voting rights advocates for systemic change for people with disabilities;
- participates in the implementation of provisions of the Help America Vote Act affecting people with disabilities; and
- assists and represents individual voters in state-based administrative grievance processes.
This section provides information about voter rights and assistance for people with disabilities.
- Secretary of the Commonwealth: Restoration of Rights – To request your rights be restored by the Governor, you may apply online.
- Virginia Department of Elections – To register to vote, you may apply online. To register to vote in Virginia, you must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of Virginia, at least 18 years old by the next general election, have had voting rights restored if convicted of a felony, and have had capacity restored by court order if declared mentally incapacitated
- Register to Vote
- Know Your Voting Rights [Spanish version] [Vietnamese version] [Arabic version] [Chinese version] – Information on the requirements and instructions for voting in Virginia
- Different Way to Vote Absentee [Spanish version] [Vietnamese version] [Arabic version] [Chinese version] – When you vote absentee, you are given your ballot before Election Day. This document shares information on the different ways to do this.
- The Americans with Disabilities Act and Other Federal Laws Protecting the Rights of Voters with Disabilities – Information about the voting rights of people with disabilities under the ADA.
Do you have a complaint about your registration or voting experience?
- Let the Virginia Department of Elections know: If you have a complaint related to your registration or voting experience, the law provides several options for you to take action.