The Arc of North Carolina is committed to securing for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities the opportunity to choose and realize their goals of where and how they learn, live, work and play.
This guide explains the voting rights of people with mental disabilities. It also talks about unfair laws or policies which might restrict your right to vote and explains what you can do about them. This guide, which you are reading now, is written for people with mental disabilities—such as intellectual, developmental, or psychiatric disabilities--and their families in language that’s easy to understand.
This project was supported, in part by grant number 2001NCSCDD-02, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects with government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official ACL policy.