Department of Justice Voting Listening Session

Ten voting session attendees are sitting with an eleventh attendee in front in a powered wheelchair, all facing left, looking at the meeting speaker who is not visible in the image.

Thank you to the Wisconsin voters with disabilities and allies who spoke so powerfully at the September 11th Voting Listening Session hosted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western and Eastern Districts of Wisconsin and the Department of Justice’s Disability Rights Section, Civil Rights Division. The listening session was an opportunity to share barriers experienced by Wisconsin voters with disabilities.

DRW staff joined voters from across Wisconsin to share their experience with barriers such as denial of their right to assistance with voting, problems with accessible voting equipment, the lack of an ADA accessible absentee ballot, restrictive photo ID requirements, polling place accessibility, failure to inform guardians and individuals who have a guardian about the status of their voting rights, and restrictions that limit the voting rights of people who live in a nursing home or group home.

If you are a voter with a disability who has experienced a barrier to voting, you can submit a complaint to the US Department of Justice. The Disability Rights Wisconsin Voter Hotline is available to assist you. Give us a call at 844-347-8683 or email  See our Voting Rights Toolkit for more information.