The Boston Center for Independent Living has joined other disability organizations throughout Massachusetts in the REV UP Massachusetts campaign. REV UP is a national program to get more people with disabilities to vote.
On November 8, 2022, Massachusetts voters will choose a new governor. In advance of that important election, Advocates for Autism of Massachusetts, Boston Center for Independent Living (BCIL), Disability Law Center (DLC), Massachusetts Advocates Standing Strong (MASS), the Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council (MDDC), and The Arc of Massachusetts (The Arc) are holding two virtual Disability Forums with the major party candidates running for governor, Democrat Maura Healey and Republican Geoff Diehl.
On Wednesday, September 28, 2022, Gubernatorial Candidate Geoff Diehl participated in the first forum discussing his positions on items important to the disability community. The recording of that forum can be found here .
On Thursday, October 27, 2022, Gubernatorial Candidate Maura Healey participated participated in the second forum discussing her positions on items important to the disability community. The recording of that forum can be found here.
- Voter Registration
- How to Get an Absentee Ballot
- Find Your Polling Location
- Massachusetts Law About Elections and Voting
- Voting for People with Disabilities
- Voter Tools
To all who will benefit from a vote-by-mail accommodation – an electronic ballot – you must make an accommodation request to: The Secretary of State’s Accessibility Coordinator Kelly Emmons at 617-727-2828 or Kelly.Emmons@sec.state.ma.us
All polling locations in Massachusetts are required to be accessible. By law, polling places must provide access on either a permanent or temporary basis on Election Day. Accessible voting provides the same opportunity to persons with disabilities as for other voters.
If you have any accessibility issues on election day, you can contact the following to report your concerns:
- contact BCIL at 617-338-6665
- contact the election officials in the town you are registered in
- call the state at 1-800-462-8683