Voters with Disabilities

Election officials work to ensure every voter has full access to the voting process.

Assistance in Voting

Voters with disabilities and voters who are blind or unable to read or write may receive assistance in voting. You must inform a poll manager if you require assistance. You may choose anyone to assist in casting your ballot except for your employer, an agent of your employer, or an officer or agent of your union. Poll managers also have printed instructions available for voters who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Polling Place Accessibility

County boards of voter registration and elections work to find polling places that are accessible and include:

  • Accessible parking places;
  • Any necessary curb cuts and ramps;
  • Signs directing voters to the accessible entrance;
  • Accessible doorways and pathways;
  • Railing along ramps and stairs.

If you encounter accessibility issues, please notify your county voter registration and elections office immediately.

Curbside Voting

Voters who are unable to access the polling place or stand in line to vote due to a disability or being age 65 or older may vote in their vehicle. Curbside voting does not require a disability parking placard. Poll managers monitor the curbside voting area at a minimum of 15-minute intervals. Only the voter is allowed in the vehicle while voting unless the voter is entitled to assistance. The driver and other passengers in the vehicle are not entitled to vote curbside unless they individually meet the qualifications.

Absentee Voting

Voters with disabilities are qualified to vote absentee prior to election day. Visit the absentee voting page for more details.

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