Voters Living with a Disability

It's easy to register to vote, receive and mark a ballot, and return your ballot.

Watch our (CC) and (ASL) accessible video.

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.  The machines print out a scannable, marked ballot which the voter can review, the ballot is then placed in an envelope and dropped in a ballot box with other ballots. Ballots are verified and processed at the Election Center, like every other ballot returned through the mail or at a drop box.

This accessible equipment is available in the Pierce County Election Center during normal business hours 18 days prior to every election. Other voting center locations may be available depending on the election. 

Election specific drop box and voting center map is available here.

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Other accessible voting options

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

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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 Brad Benoit, (253) 798-4332. Application and meeting calendar

Additional assistance:

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

Hearing, Speech & Deafness Center
(253) 475-0782 (voice)
(253) 474-1748 (TTY)
(253) 292-2209 (videophone)

Tacoma Area Coalition of Individuals with Disabilities
(253) 565-9000 (voice)
711 (TTY) 

For more information on accessible voting in Pierce County, contact Pierce County Elections.