1. Purpose

We need your help to learn more about your voting experience for the 2016 Election.  The Help America Vote Act (HAVA) was passed to make sure everyone in this country could cast a private and independent vote.  Now, we want to make sure the law is working.  You can help by completing this survey.  We have several ways for you to do that.  You can go on-line at the Self Advocates Becoming Empowered website, www.sabeusa.org or your state Protection and Advocacy organization website.  You can do this independently or with help from someone, you choose.  

If you have any problems completing the survey using the internet, immediately contact Juliana Huerena at prinzajana17@gmail.com or (602) 502-7426.

Not everyone has access to a computer or the internet; so many self advocacy groups across the country are helping members complete the survey by filling it out by hand or at self advocacy meetings and conferences.  Surveys completed by hand need to be returned to your state or local Self Advocacy group or your state Protection and Advocacy organization. You may also reach out to the SABE Voter team and complete a survey with them.  You can reach Teresa Moore at mooreadvocacy@hotmail.com, (602)725-3117.

If you have surveys completed by hand you can mail or email them to:  Essie Pederson, 5242 Sunrise View Circle, Liberty Township, OH 45044 or essie.pederson@gmail.com .

Any problems making copies of the survey for meetings or postage to mail them to Essie; contact your state Protection and Advocacy organization or Teresa Moore, SABE Voter staff person at (602) 725-3117.

Every attempt has been made with this survey to take under consideration every states voting rules and regulations.  If we have failed to do so, please let us know.  Just as it is important to know that YOUR VOTE COUNTS, we need to know that you have the accessibility you need to MAKE IT COUNT

Thank you, the SABE Voter Team

* 1. Do you have a disability?

* 2. If you are comfortable, please pick the type of disability. Please check all that apply.

* 3. Was this your first time voting?

* 4. Did you feel good about your voting experience?

* 5. What could have made your voting experience better? This question is optional.

* 6. How did you complete and cast your ballot?

* 7. How did you vote?

* 8. How did you get to the polling place?

* 9. Did you experience any problems with accessibility at your polling place? Check all that apply.

* 10. How long did you wait in line until you signed in to vote?

* 11. How did the poll workers or judges make you feel or treat you? Check all that apply.

* 12. Were you able to vote privately (where no one else could see your ballot)?

* 13. Were you able to vote independently?

* 14. Did the poll worker or judge offer you to use an accessible voting machine? Check all that apply.

* 15. How long did you wait to use the accessible voting machine?

* 16. Did the poll workers or judges have any problems setting up or activating the accessible voting machine?

* 17. Did the poll worker or judge give you clear instructions on how to use the accessible voting machine?

* 18. Did you experience any problems operating the accessible voting machine while casting your vote?  If yes, what happened? Check all that apply.

* 19. When you used the accessible voting machine, did you use: (check all that apply)

* 20. Were you able to cast a secret ballot using an accessible voting machine? Check all that apply.

33% of survey complete.