How should supports act during the voting process?

Tips from the Oregon Self Advocacy Coalition

 

  • Before voting, review the Easy Voters Guide or Voters’ Pamphlet with the person you are supporting to vote.
  • Encourage the person to write down or bring up questions during the preparation process.
  • Describe your role: to help someone to vote. You are not there to tell them who or what to vote for. You are there to help the person you are supporting to vote.
  • Help during the voting process by assisting someone with communication or requesting the necessary accommodations.