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 beginning with November 3, 2020, General Election. 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:
In order to apply for an accessible remote ballot, you must have
applied 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 the instructions in the email to access the ballot, mark the ballot, print and review the ballot, and return the ballot to the county board of elections office. 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 pm on Election Day, November 3rd. Check the
county website for times and locations.