All polling locations are handicapped accessible. Our new eSlate voting system is fully accessible and has
an audio feature which allows any voter to listen to the ballot. You are also
entitled to receive assistance if you cannot read or write, or have a
physical disability that prevents you from reading or marking the ballot.
Tell the election official that you need help to vote. You do not have
to provide proof of your disability.
You may be assisted by:
any person of your choice; or
one election worker during early voting; or
two election workers on Election Day;
You may NOT
be assisted by:
an agent of your employer; or
an officer or agent of your union.
The person assisting you must read you the entire ballot, unless you ask
to have only parts of the ballot read.
The person assisting you must take an oath that he or she will not try
to influence your vote and will mark your ballot as you direct.
If you choose to be assisted by polling place officials, a poll watcher
and/or state election inspector present in the polling place may observe
the voting process to be sure that the ballot has been marked as you wanted.
If you ask to be assisted by a person of your choosing, no one else may
watch you vote.
It is illegal for a person assisting you to:
mark your ballot in a way other than the way you have asked; or
tell anyone how you voted; or
try to influence your vote;
Interpreters at the polls
If you cannot speak English, or if you communicate only with sign language,
you may use an interpreter to help you communicate with election officials.
You may select any registered voter of your county to be your interpreter.
If you cannot read the ballot, your interpreter may translate the ballot
for you in the voting booth, after taking the Assistant Oath.
If you are unable to physically enter the polling place, you may ask that
an election officer bring an eSlate (electronic voting device) to you at the entrance to the polling
place or to a car at curbside. After you vote on the eSlate, give it to the
election officer who will re-connect it to the Judges Booth Controller and your vote will be counted.
TIP: If you plan to go alone to vote curbside, it is
wise to call ahead so election officials will expect you.
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