Your Vote Matters!

"Your Vote Matters!" video provided by Disability Rights California

 

Access to Elections

How to Register to Vote

You can register and update your voter registration online or by completing a Voter Registration Card (VRC) with the help of our American Sign Language (ASL) video.

How to fill out a California Voter Registration Card (ASL)

 

Find out more information about your voting rights: Persons Subject to Conservatorship.

Quick Reference Guide (ASL)

 

How to Vote

Vote-by-Mail

All voters will receive a Vote-by-Mail for the November 3, 2020 election.

Remote Accessible Vote-by-Mail

You can now mark your ballot by using your own compatible technology to vote independently and privately in the comfort of your own home by using a Remote Accessible Vote by Mail (RAVBM).

Curbside Voting

Curbside voting allows you to park as close as possible to the voting area. Elections officials will bring you a roster to sign, a ballot, and any other voting materials you may need, whether you are actually at a curb or in a car. Contact your county elections office to see if curbside voting is available at your polling place or vote center.

Accessible Voting Machines

You can also ask your county elections office about their Accessible Voting Machines.

Late Vote-by-Mail

If you are unable to go to the polls because of conditions resulting from your absence from the precinct for an election, you may apply in writing for a late vote-by-mail. This application must be provided in person to your county elections office by the voter or the voter’s representative.

Helpful Resources

Accessible Voting Information

Other Available Resources

  • If you believe there has been a violation of Help American Vote Act (HAVA), you may file a complaint by using the following procedures.
  • Check out our YouTube Channel!

Volunteer on and before Election Day

There are a lot of opportunities to get involved in the elections process. You could:

 

Voting Accessibility Advisory Committee (VAAC)

The Secretary of State's Statewide Voting Accessibility Advisory Committee (VAAC) is designed to advise, assist, and provide recommendations to the Secretary of State's office as to how voters with disabilities can vote independently and privately.

The State's VAAC members have been influential in assisting with numerous projects related to accessibility.

Meetings are held regularly, and members of the public are welcome to join via phone, on the web, or in person.

Guide to Creating a Local Voting Accessibility Advisory Committee (VAAC)

Give Feedback

For each election, the Secretary of State asks voters with disabilities to participate in a brief and private survey. Survey results help identify whether there is a need for more training, modified services, or enhanced outreach programs for voters with disabilities.

Survey