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Voting Rights of Institutionalized People with Disabilities

When eligible to vote, institutionalized people with disabilities are entitled to help to participate in the voting process. The fact sheet, “Voting Rights of Institutionalized People with Disabilities”, explains the general rights of people who live or are placed in institutions to vote and to get help to do so. The fact sheet answers questions including:

  • What is an institution?
  • Can people who are institutionalized vote?
  • Are there laws that protect the right to vote for people who are institutionalized?
  • What are the ways that eligible institutionalized people can vote and get help in the voting process?
  • Who can help an institutionalized voter to vote?
  • What are the barriers that people who are institutionalized face in getting help to vote?