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Elections

Voting is a fundamental right for all adult American citizens.  By Federal law, having a disability such as a brain injury does not alter this right in any election.  This includes national, state and local elections.  All election polling locations must be accessible or provide an alternate means for a brain injury survivor to vote.  Moreover, having a brain injury does not stop a survivor from registering to vote if he or she was not registered pre-injury.  For more information, follow this link to the US Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division.

Now go out and vote!

http://www.ada.gov/ada_voting/ada_voting_ta.htm

Learn about brain injury treatment services at the Transitional Learning Center: tlcrehab.org

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Voting

Many brain injury survivors falsely believe that having a brain injury interferes with their right to vote.  This is not even remotely true.  If you are a registered voter and have a brain injury, you can still vote.  If you require special accommodations be made in order for you to vote, the polling location must make those accommodations.  For instance, one of our former patients was unable to get into the polling location due to his wheelchair, so the polling official allowed him to do his voting curbside.  So remember, get out and vote!

Learn about brain injury treatment services at the Transitional Learning Center: tlcrehab.org