This is a living page that we will continue to update with fresh content throughout the 2020 election.
Your access to important information related to the 2020 Election in ASL, produced by the SignVote team and coalition members
Hands Up Voices Up: A Deaf Voting Bloc For 2022
The 2022 midterm elections are set to be some of the closest in recent history, with 435 US House and 34 Senate seats, as well as numerous town, county and state positions, at stake.
Voter Suppression – SignVote Series
In the sixth episode of the #SignVote Series: Election 2020, learn more about voter suppression. What it means, how to spot it, and more.
Your Voice Counts with Levi’s
On Thursday, October 29th, Leila and Kriston of SignVote were featured in Levi’s Your Voice series. See what they had to say about voting and voter suppression.
The ADA and Voting Rights – SignVote Series
In the fifth episode of the #SignVote Series: Election 2020, learn a bit of civil rights history and how you can use the ADA to improve your experience at the polls! 🗳
What’s on the State Ballot – SignVote Series
In the fourth episode of the #SignVote series: Election 2020, learn everything you need to know about what’s on the state ballot.
Misinformation and Disinformation – SignVote Series
In the third episode of the #SignVote series: Election 2020, learn everything you need to know about misinformation and disinformation in regards to the election.
Plan Your Vote – SignVote Series
In the second episode of the #SignVote series: Election 2020, learn everything you need to know about making your voting plan. Don’t let a wrong signature or lack of an umbrella or babysitter keep you from participating in the most important election of the year!
What’s on the Federal Ballot – SignVote Series
In the first episode of the #SignVote series: Election 2020, we break down the government branches, “separation of powers,” and more!
Important Dates: Registration and Voting Deadlines
There are a lot of dates and rules to keep track of in regards to the election. It’s important to know that every state has different options when it comes to how to vote and register, as well as different dates. In this blog we are covering information about:
-Registering to Vote
Mail-In Vs. Absentee Ballots Explained
A few weeks ago we asked if people understood the differences between mail-in and absentee ballots. 60% of respondents weren’t sure what those differences were. Fortunately, the American Government Explained In ASL has an explanation in ASL!
Every week we ask the deaf communities their thoughts on hot-button issues. Here we share the responses.
Staying Connected With People Who Have Different Political Beliefs
Do you maintain relationships with friends or family who have different political perspectives?
Mail-In Vs. Absentee Ballots
Do you understand the difference between a mail-in ballot and an absentee ballot?
Voting During a Pandemic
I’m curious, regarding traditional, in-person voting, are you concerned or not so much?
Spotting Trolls and Bots
There is so much inaccurate information out there. I’m curious about how you feel about identifying false information? Very confident, somewhat confident, or not confident at all?
Deaf People and the Disability Community
I’d like to ask you all — do you consider deaf people to be part of the disability community or separate? Which? I’m curious.
Is the ADA enough for deaf people?
We want to know what your thoughts are on the election! Let us know what you think: Is the ADA enough for deaf people? If not, why?
What is the Most Important Issue of 2020
We want to know what your thoughts are on the election! What do you think is the most important issue of 2020?
News & Events
News and Information about SignVote and the Election
Behind the Government Doors
The night before the election, a panel of deaf government employees shared their real-life stories from working in the government during elections!
Election resources for deaf, hard of hearing community
WAND-TV NewsCenter 17 aired a great piece on SignVote! Elections are most valuable when they are accessible to everyone, including ASL users!
Tik Tok Announces In-App Election Guide
On September 29th, TikTok rolled out it’s in-app election guide in partnership with SignVote, the Federal Voting Assistance Program, and several other organizations.
Rock The Vote Celebrates ADA 30
SignVote partnered with Rock the Vote and several other organizations to host a live stream event commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Voter Suppression and Accessibility – AAPD Panel
Voter suppression was the topic at the American Association of People with Disabilities’ recent panel. Check out Leila’s explanation in ASL to learn more.
Accessibility and Activism Go Hand in Hand
Accessibility and activism go hand in hand. “If we lift up those who are oppressed, that is a win for us all.” – Kriston Pumphrey.
An Important Announcement from SignVote
As you might have noticed, we’ve been a little quiet over the last few months. Like you, something big and deadly has claimed our attention.
Deaf advocacy groups launch campaign to amplify their voices in 2020 election
Communication Service for the Deaf is leading a coalition of advocacy groups to increase deaf participation in the coming 2020 election and eliminate barriers to its voters’ access to registration material and election information.
Presidential Debates Often Fail Deaf Voters
Imagine if you tried to watch tonight’s presidential debate but couldn’t understand what was being said. Now imagine if, after several such debates, you went to the polls and found that your questions couldn’t be answered because no one spoke your native language.
New website helps the deaf participate in voting process
As chatter around the Democratic primaries continues to rise in volume, SignVote attempts to improve the voting experience for those who cannot hear.
Voting Questions Answered
What Political Party am I?
Which candidate matches my beliefs?
What’s on the Ballot?
Vote by State
Voting policies vary by state so check yours out.
Public Policy Proposal
DHHCAN released their public policy proposal for the 2020 candidates to consider.
The NAD ASL Voter Hotline