July 15-19, 2019 is National Disability Voter Registration Week (NDVRW), a joint endeavor across the United States to register voters for the 2020 General Elections.

Partnering with the Register Educate Vote Use your Power (RevUp) campaign, and in celebration of NDVRW, Disability Rights South Dakota (DRSD) will be hosting a weeklong voter registration event.

In recognition that all Americans have the RIGHT to vote, DRSD and RevUp place a priority on registering individuals with disabilities to vote, ensuring every eligible American voter can exercise his or her RIGHT and RESPONSIBILITY to educate themselves and be heard at the ballot box. Communities across the country will use NDVRW to increase voter registration and participation in the electoral process.

DRSD offices will have staff available to assist all individuals in registering to vote and answer any voting rights questions they may have. DRSD offices are located at:

• Pierre: 2520 E. Franklin St. Suite 2;

• Rapid City: 1575 N LaCrosse Ste K; and,

• Sioux Falls: 2121 W. 63rd Place Suite 30

Individuals who are unable to make it to a DRSD office can come in to register to vote any time throughout the year or can register at the Department of Motor Vehicles or your local Department of Social Services. Voter registration forms can also be obtained at your local County Auditor’s office, and on the Secretary of State’s website SDSOS.GOV.

Voter registration deadlines for the 2020 elections are:

• Primary Election — May 18, 2020; and

• General Election — October 19, 2020.

Disability Rights South Dakota is a federally funded, independent non-profit protection and advocacy agency dedicated to preventing, investigating and adjudicating cases of abuse, neglect and exploitation of South Dakotan’s with disabilities. DRSD legal team and advocates work to protect the rights of the disability community.

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