Accessible Vote by Mail


Accessible Vote by Mail System
A new service for voters with disabilities

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Voters with disabilities can vote privately and independently by accessing and marking a ballot in a screen-readable format from any computer. Ballots must be printed out and returned to the Registration & Elections Division. Marked ballots cannot be emailed or faxed.


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Access the service anytime, day or night, from October 9, 2018 to November 6, 2018 at 8 p.m.


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  • Go online here and enter your information to find a link to your ballot; or
  • Email us at or call 650.312.5222 to have a link to your ballot emailed to you.

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Voters with disabilities can:
  • Vote on any computer with internet access and a printer.
  • Request the Mobile Vote Center service if they are unable to use the Accessible Vote by Mail system.
  • Access computers with screen readers, screen magnifiers and printers at four 29-Day Vote Centers:
  1. Registration & Elections Division
    40 Tower Road, San Mateo
  2. Office of the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder
    555 County Center, 1st Floor, Redwood City
  3. South San Francisco Main Library
    840 West Orange Avenue, South San Francisco
  4. East Palo Alto YMCA, City Room
    550 Bell Street, East Palo Alto, CA 94303

and at one 11-Day Vote Center:

  1. Half Moon Bay Emergency Operations Center
    537 Kelly Avenue, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
  • Email or call 650.312.5222 for help with the Accessible Vote by Mail system or to make an appointment with the Mobile Vote Center.
Practice on our Demo Site

Voters can now practice using the Accessible Vote by Mail (AVBM) System on a DEMO version. If you would like to access a DEMO version of the Accessible Vote by Mail system click here. This DEMO site simulates the AVBM voting experience, allowing voters to learn how to navigate and use the system in preparation for a real election. Voters can select their language and font size preferences in the top right corner, read and watch instructions on how to mark a ballot, and practice marking and printing a DEMO ballot. 

*Note: This DEMO version of the Accessible Vote by Mail system is for demonstration purposes only and cannot be used to submit an Official Ballot.