The candidates also said they would work to make sure students with disabilities are informed about their voting rights in the future.
The two said ensuring students with disabilities know their voting rights, including the right to request accommodations, is critical.
Underly said it is also important to make sure election clerks are able to visit schools with students with disabilities so they can register because some of those students are of voting age.
Kerr stressed the importance, adding: “We want everyone to be civically engaged, and that is critical to our overall success as a community and society.”
Of course people of age should know about their right to vote and exercise their franchise. But given what we have seen in our government schools, this is rife for abuse. You have government-funded teachers and care givers who are in a position of power over the disabled folks. Is it too hard to imagine a teacher saying, “you really need to vote for X because Y would cut funding to support you;” or “oh, you didn’t mean to vote for Y, did you? Let me just help you with that…”
People need to be free to vote outside of interference and oversight from government employees wo have a vested interest in the outcome.