Disability Voting Accomodations

Man in wheelchair fills out form at voter check in table

People with disabilities may need assistance to vote.

You might need to ask for help to vote either because you can’t read the ballot independently or because you aren’t able to mark the ballot. You might have trouble getting into the building at your polling site, or have trouble standing in line. It is important to know your rights so you know what you can ask for. It is also important so that you know what to do if you face any problems at the polls.

Accessible Voting

All early voting sites and Election Day polling sites must be accessible.

This means that they should have curbside voting, and at least one working accessible voting equipment set up and ready to go. 

Curbside voting: if you can’t vote inside without assistance due to age or physical disability.

Being unable to stand or wait in line is a valid reason. You don’t have to “try and fail” at voting inside before you are allowed to vote curbside. 

All voting systems must be accessible to people with disabilities so that you can cast your ballot privately and independently. 

If You Need Help Voting

If you need help voting because of your disability, tell a poll worker.
Poll workers can help you by reading forms to you. They can also help you get accessible materials or show you how to use the accessible voting machine.
They are required to help you. But they cannot ask you what your disability is. They cannot stop you from getting help to vote. And they can’t tell you that you can’t have a support person.

If the poll worker tells you that you cannot vote because of your disability, call our voting hotline at 1-888-WEVOTE2.