Voters Living with a Disability

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Voting and Disability Access in Pierce County

(CC) and (ASL) Accessible



Accessible Voting Units (AVU)

Voters have the opportunity to mark their ballots privately and independently using assistive ballot marking devices. These devices have a variety of accessibility options including audio, large font, color contrast, touch screen input and tactile input to assist voters in marking a ballot.

This accessible equipment is available in the Pierce County Election Center during normal business hours, 18-days prior to every election. We encourage voters to plan their in-person visit early in that 18-day period to avoid the crowds.

Reservations Available for AVU Use
Scheduled appointments can be made for August 1st, 3rd, or 4th to by-pass the crowds if you can’t make it in earlier. Schedule your appointment using the button below. You will receive an email with a confirmation code. Let the drive-thru staff know you have a scheduled appointment and they will direct you to a voting unit.

During the next election period (October 16 – November 3), voters living with disabilities will be able to schedule a private appointment for AVU use.  Please check back during this period for an online appointment link.

Ballot Drop Boxes & Vote Centers



Other accessible voting options

If one of the above options doesn’t work for you, please contact us for further assistance.

Voting in Assisted Living Facilities


Accessible Communities Advisory Committee Seeks Members

Volunteers sought to serve on the Accessible Communities Advisory Committee, which advises county policy makers on a variety of issues affecting people with disabilities (i.e. emergency plans, accessibility to buildings/events, voter access, inclusion, etc.). Committee membership is open to Pierce County residents who have interest, knowledge, experience with disability issues.

For more information, contact Paulina Kura, (253) 798-4336.



Additional Assistance

Tacoma Area Coalition of Individuals with Disabilities (TACID)
(253) 595-9000 - Voice    |    7111 - TTY

Center for Independence
(253) 582-1253 - Voice    |    800-724-8172

Hearing, Speech and Deafness Center
(253) 475-0782 - Voice    |    (253) 474-1748 - TTY    |    (253) 292-2209 - Videophone