Remote Accessible Vote by Mail System
For the Presidential General Election, all voters can safely access, mark, and print their ballot in a screen-readable format from any computer with internet access and a printer. Marked ballots must be returned to the Registrations & Elections Division; they cannot be emailed or faxed unless you are a military or overseas voter.
You can return your ballot using a San Mateo County postage-paid return envelope or using your own envelope and including a completed Oath of Voter form, which can be found on the instructions page Remote Accessible Vote by Mail link.
Access the service anytime, day, or night from October 5 through Election Day. Ballots that are returned by mail must contain a signed Oath-of-Voter form and be postmarked by November 3.
- Print a ballot from any computer with internet access and a printer.
- Access computers with screen readers, screen magnifiers and printers at the Registration & Elections Division – 40 Tower Road, San Mateo, or
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 650.312.5222 for help with the Remote Accessible Vote by Mail system.
Practice on our Demo Site
Voters can now practice using the Remote Accessible Vote by Mail (RAVBM) System on a DEMO version. If you would like to access a DEMO version of the Remote Accessible Vote by Mail system click here. This DEMO site simulates the RAVBM 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: The DEMO version of the Remote Accessible Vote by Mail system is for demonstration purposes only and cannot be used to submit an Official Ballot.