Accessible Remote Ballot-Marking Solution for Mail Voting

The Department of State is committed to increasing accessibility for voters with disabilities. Voters may request an accessible remote ballot by following the instructions below. These ballots will allow voters who use screen readers and assistive devices to vote a mail ballot privately and independently.

To obtain an accessible remote ballot, an individual must:

  1. Accessible web-based request form for the remote ballot.
  2. Accessible PDF application that can be mailed it to your county board of elections or emailed to

Before you apply for an accessible remote ballot, you must first apply for a mail ballot. To avoid delays in processing your request, please submit your request within 24 hours of applying for your mail-in or absentee ballot.

After your county election office processes your request, staff will:

  • Mail you a packet of accessible voting materials. This packet will contain a return envelope and a secrecy envelope.
  • Send you an email with instructions for how to access the ballot.

Follow ALL of the instructions in the email or your ballot may not be counted. When you access the ballot, you will also find instructions for completing and returning the ballot.

Return your ballot as early as possible. Your completed ballot must be received by your county election office by 8 p.m. on Election Day.