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.
Voter Bill of Rights (ASL)
Registered voters may apply for a vote-by-mail ballot for an upcoming election at any time.
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 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.
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.
Accessible Voting Information
- Official Voter Information Guide - Quick Reference Guide to Propositions in American Sign Language (ASL)
- Official Voter Information Guide - Available in Audio, Large-Print, and Alternative Formats
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:
- sign-up to be a poll worker on Election Day,
- volunteer to host a voter registration drive, or
- download and print out some outreach materials to pass around your work, school, or community.
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.
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.