MODDC hosts Accessible Voting Summit for individuals with developmental disabilities June 29

The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council invites to the public to the Accessible Voting Summit from 3-6 p.m. Wednesday, June 29 at Boone County Family Resources in Columbia. The summit is part of the “Learning with MODDC” series, providing advocacy trainings and education for self-advocates with developmental disabilities. The Accessible Voting Summit will be in-person with a virtual option.

In-Person and Virtual Options

Participants can choose to network with election officials and advocates, learn from voting experts and explore leadership opportunities, view voting machine demonstrations and register to vote. Cookies and refreshments will be available to in-person attendees. Boone County Family Resources, at 2700 W. Ash St. in Columbia, will host the in-person portion of the event.

Those interested in attending the virtual event, should register in advance here: bit.ly/VotingSummit29.

Accessible Voting Summit Schedule:

  • 3-3:30 p.m. – Network with advocates and officials
  • 3:30-4 p.m. – “Know Your Rights” Presentation, Denise Lieberman, Missouri Voter Protection Coalition
  • 4:15-4:45 p.m. – “Prep for Election Day” Presentation, Brianna Lennon, Boone County Clerk
  • 4:45-6 p.m. – Open office hours for checking voter registration, testing accessible equipment, networking and light snacks

Virtual participants will have equal access to all opportunities except testing accessible voting equipment.

Participants are encouraged to send accommodation requests to Leigh Anne Haun at lhaun@moddcouncil.org by Monday, June 20, 2022.

About MODDC

The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council is a federally-funded, 23-member, consumer-driven council appointed by the Governor. Its mandate under P.L. 106-402, the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act, is to assure that individuals with developmental disabilities and their families participate in the design of and have access to needed community services, individualized supports, and other forms of assistance that promote self-determination, independence, productivity and integration in all aspects of community life.

To learn more or to get involved, visit www.moddcouncil.org.