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Advancing the Human & Civil Rights of People with Disabilities in Illinois


Volunteer Opportunity – Voting Access Chicago


Help Us Make Chicago’s Polling Places ADA Accessible for People with Disabilities & Older Adults!


  • Conduct ADA accessibility audits-use tape measures and other fun tools
  • Survey on your own or with a partner
  • 4 or 8 hours, flexible start/end times between 6am -7pm on March 20th
  • 1.5 hour CLE training in February/March Applied for Professional Responsibility Credit for Attorneys, Monetary Stipend for Students
  • Tools, polling place credentials and parking placards provided
  • Wonderful partnership opportunity

Voting Access Chicago is an exciting initiative of Equip for Equality, Illinois’ Disability Rights Organization, in partnership with the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners and Chicago’s leading corporations, law firms, and institutions of higher education.

We started our work November 2016 and need your help to ensure that all polling places are accessible. We will be surveying polling places during the 2018 and subsequent elections to ensure that recommended fixes to polling places have been made and that by 2020 all polling places are fully accessible.

Our goal is simple: ensure that Chicago’s 460,000 older adults and people with disabilities are able to vote at their local polling places—like everyone else! This project will make the promise of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Help America Vote Act a reality by ensuring everyone can vote privately and independently. Together we can make a difference!

Volunteer to perform ADA surveys at polling places at upcoming elections (March and November of 2018). For more information or to find out about trainings and/or to schedule an on-site training please contact or 312-895-7208.

Training Dates

We need 300 volunteers to ensure that Chicago’s 1,800 polling places are ADA accessible for 460,000 voters with disabilities and older adults. Please join us in our joint initiative with the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners to make this a reality.

To sign up for one of the mandatory trainings, please RSVP three (3) business days prior to the training to or 312-895-7208.


Mon. March 5th, 5:00 – 6:30
RMB Capital
115 S. LaSalle St., 34th Floor

Thur. March 1st, 11:50 – 12:50
DePaul College of Law
25 E. Jackson

Fri. March 2nd, 11:30 -1:00
McDermott Will & Emery
444 W Lake St #4000

Fri. March 2nd, 12:00 -1:30
Jones Day
77 W. Wacker Dr.

Mon. March 5th, 12:00 – 1:00
Northwestern University School of Law
375 E. Chicago Ave, RB 150

Mon. March 5th, 12:00 – 1:30
Chapman and Cutler LLP
111 West Monroe Street

Mon. March 5th, 2:00 – 3:00
United Airlines
233 S. Wacker Drive, 11th Floor

Tues. March 6th, 12:00 – 1:30
Winston & Strawn
35 W. Wacker Drive

Wed. March 7th, 12:00 – 1:30
Ice Miller
200 W. Madison Street

Wed. March 7th, 12:00 – 1:30
Neal Gerber & Eisenberg
2 N. LaSalle Street

Wed. March 7th, 2:30 – 4:00
Equip for Equality
20 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 300

Thur. March 8th, 9:00 – 10:30
Equip for Equality
20 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 300

Fri. March 9th, 1:00 – 2:00
University of Illinois at Chicago
1640 W. Roosevelt Road, 1st Floor Auditorium

Our sincerest thanks to our partners for opening their trainings for this important initiative.

Last updated: March 21, 2018

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