Voting Increases Among Disabled Individuals

YORK COLLEGE–Despite the major societal setbacks brought on by the pandemic, one positive outcome seems to have been the laying bare of long-standing disparities between disabled and able-bodied individuals.

The new systems of voting born out of convenience including early voting, same-day registration, mail-in voting and drop boxes catered to the needs of disabled voters in ways like never before. Given the chance to exercise their rights to democracy with minimal disturbances to their everyday lives, the disabled community seized the opportunity and made their voices heard.