OrganizationEquip for Equality
LocationCan be done anywhere
Voting Access Chicago is an exciting new initiative of Equip for Equality in partnership with the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners and Chicago’s leading corporations and law firms. 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! Volunteers are asked to work 4-6 hours on Election Day - November 8, 2016. This project is a natural outgrowth of ADA 25 as it 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! See the attached flyer for more details.
About the Organization
In order to be eligible for EFE services, an individual must be a person with a disability and have an issue that arises in Illinois. Callers seeking assistance from EFE should contact EFE at (800) 537-2632. Callers will be asked to provide some demographic information, a summary of their specific request for services, and other intake related questions. Each request for service is subsequently discussed with EFE's legal team, which meets once per week, to determine if EFE is able to provide the request for services or assist the caller in some other way. If EFE is unable to assist the caller, the caller will be provided with information and referrals to other appropriate organizations.