Cortland ATI and the LWV hosting Disability Voter Registration Week

Alison McCabe (left) and Rachel Anderson (right), tabling at the Cortland Free Library for their Disability Voter Registration Drive.

Access to Independence and the League of Women Voters of Cortland County partnered up this week to host the National Disability Voter Registration Week.

They have been going all around Cortland County.

They have already visited the public libraries at Homer, McGraw and Cincinnatus this week.

Today, they were at Cortland at the Cortland Free Library tabling from 10 to 12 a.m.

The last day the Cortland County ATI and the LWV are tabling however, will be tomorrow, Friday, July 19 at the Peck Memorial Library in Marathon, from 3 to 4 p.m.

“Our biggest crowd has been at Cincinnatus this year,” said Access to Independence Accessibility Modification Coordinator, Rachel Anderson. “It has been a little bit slow. Last year when I did this event, I personally just did Cortland Library; because I was just trying to feel it out and see how it went. Now this year because it is two of us doing it, we decided to be more ambitious and try to reach out to other areas at other libraries.”

Anderson also serves as the current Vice President of the League of Women Voters of Cortland County.

One can register to vote, fill out absentee registrations or even confirm your intention to vote if you have registered already.

“People with disabilities, if we were all registered to vote and if we all did vote, would be the largest quote on quote minority voting block in the country” added Anderson. “So it is really important that we get out there and exercise our right to vote, so that our voices are heard.”