Mayor’s Council for People with Disabilities helps with access to voting

MCPD helps with access to voting. Patti Riesland Chairwoman -Mayors Council for People with...
MCPD helps with access to voting. Patti Riesland Chairwoman -Mayors Council for People with Disabilities.(Valeria Fugate)
Published: Sep. 8, 2021 at 3:51 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The Mayor’s Council for People with Disabilities (MCPD) held a meeting Wednesday at the municipal building.

They discussed the new rules around voter identification that people will need when voting in the next local election.

“We advocate for, and educate people with disabilities and the public and the city council and of course the Mayor, about issues that deal with significant issues for people who deal with disabilities,” said Patti Riesland, Chairwoman of MCPD.

People with disabilities and the elderly can have issues with voting when there are no alternative means of accessing ballots, polling stations, transportation, or universal access buildings.

In Laramie county, there are now three ways citizens can vote. Absentee voting at home, early voting, and classic voting on Election Day.

New voter I.D. regulations will also be in place, which became effective July 1st. The next vote will be on November 2nd regarding the sixth penny tax and will have 14 ballot propositions.

“The majority of our registered voters are over the age of 50 and quite a number are over 60. So that comes with its certain factors. Meaning visual factors, mobility issues, so those are issues that should be considered,” said Debra Lee, Laramie County Cleark.

For more information on where to go to get more information about the upcoming election, head here.

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