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Election Day Monitoring
Each election season, DisAbility Rights Idaho monitors polling places
throughout the state to ensure that they are accessible to all Idahoans.
However, the geographical diversity of our state makes it difficult to
monitor every polling location.

How you can Help
We have created a digital survey that lets you assess your polling place for accessibility issues when you go to vote!

Click this link:

Polling Place Survey

and you will be taken directly to the survey! Once completed, it will
automatically be sent to us.

We will also be operating our Voting Hotline on election day:

1 (866) 262-3462

Thank you for your help, and happy voting!

Idaho Gives May 2-5, 2022
Idaho Gives
Have you dreamed of making history? Of course, we all have. And now we have a chance to be a part of your community’s day of giving – an opportunity to unite our community around causes in which we truly believe and help nonprofit organizations connect to the larger community.

We need your help! Please join our campaign and help us reach our goal of $20,000.

We need you to tell your friends and family members about the important work we do and ask them to join us in helping to make a difference.

Get ready to give! On May 2nd – 5th, visit idahogives.org and make a donation to DisAbility Rights Idaho and/or to any of the great participating nonprofit organizations in your community. All giving will end at 11:59PM on May 5, so make sure to get your gift in on time!

Questions? If you have any questions or would like more information, let us know. 208- 336-5353. Thank you in advance for your generosity to our organization!
https://www.idahogives.org/organizations/disability-rights-idaho
#idahogives

2022 Primary Elections information
Information about the 2022 primary Elections

Click here to download a PDF containing 2022 Primary Election information.

DisAbility Rights Idaho (DRI) is a private, non-profit organization that is designated as Idaho’s Protection and Advocacy System. Funding authorized by the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) allows DRI to ensure that voters with disabilities have the opportunity to participate in every step of the electoral process.

Inside This Issue
Page 2 – Voting Options & Deadlines
Page 3 – Voting Rights
Page 4- Addressing Barriers
Voter Hotline Information
Transportation Resources
Page 5 – COVID-19 Safety Tips
DRI Contact Information

DRI ELECTION DAY HOTLINE: 1-866-262-3462

Click here to download a PDF containing 2022 Primary Election information.

fair housing month
idaho fair housing month

April is Fair Housing Month

Why fair housing matters

Fair housing builds stronger communities by ensuring everyone has the right to choose where they live without discrimination or harassment. By raising awareness of fair housing rights, we can build a stronger Idaho.

We all have the right to live where we choose and can afford. This affects our access to education, employment, health care, clean air and water, healthy food and recreation.

Fair housing supports economic opportunity, safety, health, productivity, independence and dignity.

DISCRIMINATION HURTS EVERYONE.

If you experience discrimination because of your color, race, religion, sex, national origin, family status or disability, speak up.

To learn more about fair housing protections in Idaho visit: idahohousing.com/fair-housing

CALL 2-1-1 TO REPORT A POSSIBLE VIOLATION.

Click here to download a poster celebrating Fair Housing Month

 

 

Eviction Moratorium Information

Please note if you have been affected by the ending of the eviction moratorium we are unable to assist with this issue. Please call:

Intermountain Fair Housing Council

4696 W. Overland Rd., Suite 140
Boise, Idaho 83705

Get directions

1-208-383-0695 or 1-800-717-0695

contact@ifhcidaho.org

 

Idaho Legal Aid

Apply for Help: Apply for our services by phone, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Mountain Time (9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time), by calling: (208) 746-7541.

Phone intake is closed from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) and 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Pacific Time). However, you may click here to apply online at any time.

Election Day Monitoring

DisAbility Rights Idaho Needs Your Help! Election Day Monitoring Each election season, DisAbility Rights Idaho monitors polling places throughout the state to ensure that they are accessible to all Idahoans. However, the geographical diversity of our state makes it difficult to monitor every polling location. How you can Help We have created a digital survey that lets you assess your polling place for accessibility issues when you go to vote! Click this link: Polling Place Survey and you will be taken directly to the survey! Once completed, it will automatically be sent to us. We will also be operating our … Continue reading Election Day Monitoring

Monitoring Visit to Southwest Idaho Treatment Center

Click here to download a PDF version of this notice To: Any and All Legal Guardians of Residents of Southwest Idaho Treatment Center (SWITC) RE: DisAbility Rights Idaho – Monitoring Visit to SWITC Dear Guardian: DRI is Idaho’s Protection and Advocacy System (P&A). Each state’s P & A is part of a federally mandated system with the authority and obligation to protect and advocate for the human and legal rights of individuals with developmental disabilities, mental illness and/or other disabilities. Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act (PADD), 42 U.S.C. § 15001, et seq.; Protection and Advocacy for Individuals … Continue reading Monitoring Visit to Southwest Idaho Treatment Center

Idaho Gives May 2-5, 2022

Idaho Gives May 2-5, 2022

Hello! Have you dreamed of making history? Of course, we all have. And now we have a chance to be a part of your community’s day of giving – an opportunity to unite our community around causes in which we truly believe and help nonprofit organizations connect to the larger community. We need your help! Please join our campaign and help us reach our goal of $20,000. We need you to tell your friends and family members about the important work we do and ask them to join us in helping to make a difference. Get ready to give! On … Continue reading Idaho Gives May 2-5, 2022

Fearless Lawyering for Children

Click here to download a PDF version of this flyer Please help us spread the word about this free training for Idaho lawyers. CLE credit will be provided for those who attend in-person. For those who cannot travel to Boise, a virtual link will be provided so that you can tune into the training, but we apologize that logistical challenges have prevented us from providing CLE credit to virtual attendees. Please feel free to share this announcement, we have a wonderful line up of speakers and all Idaho lawyers are welcome to join whether in-person or virtually. Fearless Lawyering for … Continue reading Fearless Lawyering for Children

2022 primary Election Information

Click here to download a PDF containing 2022 Primary Election information. DisAbility Rights Idaho (DRI) is a private, non-profit organization that is designated as Idaho’s Protection and Advocacy System. Funding authorized by the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) allows DRI to ensure that voters with disabilities have the opportunity to participate in every step of the electoral process. Inside This Issue Page 2 – Voting Options & Deadlines Page 3 – Voting Rights Page 4- Addressing Barriers Voter Hotline Information Transportation Resources Page 5 – COVID-19 Safety Tips DRI Contact Information DRI ELECTION DAY HOTLINE: 1-866-262-3462 Click here to download … Continue reading 2022 primary Election Information

fair housing month

April is Fair Housing Month

Why fair housing matters Fair housing builds stronger communities by ensuring everyone has the right to choose where they live without discrimination or harassment. By raising awareness of fair housing rights, we can build a stronger Idaho. We all have the right to live where we choose and can afford. This affects our access to education, employment, health care, clean air and water, healthy food and recreation. Fair housing supports economic opportunity, safety, health, productivity, independence and dignity. DISCRIMINATION HURTS EVERYONE. If you experience discrimination because of your color, race, religion, sex, national origin, family status or disability, speak up. … Continue reading April is Fair Housing Month

DisAbility Rights Idaho Monitor Visit of Summit Youth Academy

Click Here to Download a PDF Version of this Notice March 11, 2022 To: Any and All Parents/Guardians of Summit Youth Academy Re: DisAbility Rights Idaho Monitor Visit Dear Parent/Guardian: This letter is to inform you that DisAbility Rights Idaho (“DRI”) is planning to visit Summit Youth Academy Residential Treatment Center on the dates of March 28, 2022 through April 1, 2022. Our visit to the facility is for monitoring purposes, which simply means that we will be speaking with residents and staff, and observing the general atmosphere and environment of the facility to monitor for compliance regarding safety and … Continue reading DisAbility Rights Idaho Monitor Visit of Summit Youth Academy

Comments on SB1376, Absentee Ballots

Click Here to Download a PDF Version of these Comments RE: SB1376, Absentee Ballots DisAbility Rights Idaho is the designated Protection and Advocacy system for the State of Idaho. As such, DRI advocates for and educates on the rights of Idahoans with disabilities. We have reviewed proposed bill SB1376; a bill which would prohibit and criminalize the delivery of another person’s absentee ballot outside of certain exceptions. We would like take this opportunity to address the effects changes in this bill would have on the lives of eligible Idaho voters who have disabilities and require assistance in completing their fundamental … Continue reading Comments on SB1376, Absentee Ballots

Comments on SB1375

Click Here to Download a PDF Version of these Comments RE: SB1375 DisAbility Rights Idaho is the designated Protection and Advocacy system for the State of Idaho. As such, DRI advocates for the rights of Idahoans with Disabilities and would like to provide education on how proposed legislation will affect the lives of Idahoans with disabilities. DRI has reviewed SB1375 and the changes to voter registration, absentee registration and voting. DRI would like take this opportunity to provide comments on the effects changes in this bill would have on the rights of eligible Idaho voters with disabilities. Such strict limitations … Continue reading Comments on SB1375

Comments on HB693, Prohibition of Drop Boxes

Click Here to Download a PDF Version of these Comments RE: HB693, Prohibition of Drop Boxes DisAbility Rights Idaho is the designated Protection and Advocacy system for the State of Idaho. As such, DRI advocates for and educates on the rights of Idahoans with Disabilities. We have reviewed the proposed bill HB693; a bill which would prohibit drop boxes for the collection of absentee ballots. We would like to take this opportunity to address the effects changes in this bill would have on the lives of eligible Idaho voters who have disabilities and require assistance in completing their fundamental right … Continue reading Comments on HB693, Prohibition of Drop Boxes

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