I saw your post about the Voter ID laws, and I was wondering how much you know about the vote-by-mail option, also know as absentee ballots. It costs about a dollar and a half to mail your ballot in, because for some reason it doesn’t have pre-paid postage (at least in Florida), but it circumvents the Voter ID restrictions and spares you the long wait at the polls, which as I’m sure you know can be downright devastating for folks with disabilities.
Now, some folks are concerned about the safety of voting by mail, but it’s actually pretty safe. Republicans traditionally vote by mail in great numbers, and you can bet that they’ll have closed any holes that might have once existed in the system. There’s also a common misconception that vote-by-mail ballots are only counted in the event of a close race, but the reality is that vote-by-mail ballots are counted before the polls even open on election day, and many times have been the deciding factor in an election.
I don’t yet know if there is a legitimate way to register to vote and request an absentee ballot online, but I will do research and keep you posted. My supervisor has said there is not, but my supervisor is disorganized and came out of retirement to work on the campaign, so I will do further research and keep you posted. For now, the best I can do is to urge folks to contact their local campaign offices by email, telephone, or in person.
Edit from Mod— This IS a very valid concern, thank you for addressing it! I have posted a few links about absentee ballots, but it is something that can never be brought up too much in the disabled community.