Monday, March 14, 2016

Disability Matters Vote 2016- Weekly Tasks for March 14th!

Weekly Tasks for March 14

This week:
1 - Commit to voting - tell all your friends and family that you are voting Disability Matters in the 2016 Provincial Election on April 19. Share this on social media.
2 - Share information about How to Vote
Our team of volunteers put together a Voter's Guide. This handy tool has all of the information a person needs to vote on April 19. This is a great guide to share with your members - some organizations are even hosting a "Learn to Vote" session. What a great opportunity to talk about one of our basic human rights.

Check it out here: Voters Guide

3 - Ensure your members are registered to Vote
If you have not yet been enumerated or did not receive an enumeration record you can contact your returning office up until April 7 to arrange for an election official to visit you at home.
Or you can visit your returning office to register to vote. Returning offices are open every day from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. except Sunday, when they are open from noon until 6:00 p.m.To find the address of your returning office, you can visit the Elections Manitoba website:,

4 - Save the date & share!
We're happy to announce that we have confirmation from all 4 major parties that they will participate in The Disability Matters: Vote 2016 GREAT DEBATE.

Thursday, March 31
The Norwood Hotel - 112 Marion Street
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. (please arrive early as the debate will begin promptly at 10 a.m.)
Big thanks to the Norwood Hotel for helping to sponsor this event!

We will also live stream the event - link will be available on the home page of the Disability Matters: Vote 2016 website on the day of the event.If you can't make it, think about becoming a host site and inviting your members to watch together.

Note that we will have an ASL interpreter and a note-taker at the event. If you require any other accommodation, please make a request via email at by Thursday March 17.

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