Accessibility

Voting at Your Polling Location

A voter with a disability, or a voter who is unable to read or write, may be assisted by anyone of the voter’s choice, except a candidate whose candidacy is being voted on in that precinct, the voter’s employer or the employer’s agent, or an officer or agent of the voter’s union. A voter may be assisted by two poll workers (each of a different political party). No one who assists a voter may disclose any information about how that person voted.

In addition each polling place has an Access Station that is equipped with audio voting instructions, has larger print, and can accommodate tactile switches and sip-and-puff devices so voters may vote privately and independently.

If you cannot get out of your car to vote at your polling location, you can request poll workers provide a ballot curbside and vote from your car.

Voter Access Guide for Voters with Disabilities

New Accessible Voting Equipment (Access Station)

Voting Remotely

A voter with a qualifying disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act may vote remotely using the Board of Elections’ remote ballot marking system. Complete the application below and return to the BOE.

Application for Voter with Disability & Request to Use Remote Ballot Marking System (11-G)

Voter Process:

  1. Complete an 11-G Application for access to the remote AV ballot. (Voter must provide Email)
  2. Voter will receive an email from the BOE with a link to their remote AV ballot along with the 12-N ballot instructions with the 12-A Identification envelope and return envelope. (BOE will also send envelopes by mail)
  3. Once the ballot is completed, a voter must print the ballot and return the ballot to the BOE by mail or in our 24-hour drop box.

Voter requirements:

  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Internet access
  • Email address
  • Screen reader software or a sip and puff device
  • Operating System – older computers that do not support new windows may not support the system.