Accessible Remote Ballot Marking Solution for Mail Voting
The Department of State is committed to increasing accessibility for voters with disabilities. Voters may request an accessible remote ballot by following the instructions below. These ballots will allow voters who use screen readers and assistive devices to vote a mail ballot privately and independently.
To obtain an accessible remote ballot, an individual must:
Before you apply for an accessible remote ballot, you must first apply for an absentee or mail-in ballot. To avoid delays in processing your request, please submit your request within 24 hours of applying for your mail-in or absentee ballot.
After your county board of elections office processes your request, they will:
- Mail you a packet of accessible voting materials. This packet will contain a return envelope and a secrecy envelope.
- Send you an email with instructions for how to access the ballot.
Follow ALL of the instructions in the email or your ballot may not be counted. When you access the ballot, you will also find instructions for completing and returning the ballot.
Return your ballot as early as possible. Your ballot must be postmarked or dropped off at the County Board of Elections or other drop-off location designated by the Board by 8 p.m. on Election Day. Check the county website for times and locations.