Voter with Disabilities

Remote Accessible Vote-by-Mail (RAVBM)

Lake County uses Democracy Live to provide a Remote Accessible Vote-by-Mail (RAVBM) system to deliver ballots to voters with disabilities.

This system allows voters with disabilities to download and mark their ballot privately and independently using their own assistive technology, print their marked ballot, and mail it to the Registrar of Voters office to be counted.

Voters can access and mark a ballot in a screen-readable format from any computer with Internet access.  Marked ballots must be printed and returned to Lake County Registrar of Voters office by mail or in person.  To ensure the privacy of the voters’ selections, the accessible Vote by Mail system does not store or transmit the voters’ selections over the Internet.  Upon receiving the website link voters can access the service anytime, day or night during an election period.

To request a Remote Accessible Vote-by-Mail Ballot, call our office at 707-263-2372 or toll free at 888-235-6730.

Election Information

Audio and large print versions of the information printed in the State Voter Guide are available at www.sos.ca.gov/elections or by request. Call the Secretary of State’s toll free voter hotline at 800-345-VOTE.

Audio versions of the information printed in the Local Voter Information Guide are available by request. Call the Registrar of Voters office at 707-263-2372 or toll free at 888-235-6730.

Accessibility

Information on Polling Place Accessibility. Each Polling Place is surveyed to determine accessibility. Whether or not your Polling Place is accessible is indicated in the upper right hand corner of the address label on your Sample Ballot and Voter Information guide by either the word "YES" or the word "NO". If your Polling Place is not accessible, you may contact the Registrar of Voters office for information regarding your Polling Place's accessibility disqualification, or you may choose to take advantage of either curbside voting or vote by mail voting.

At least one accessible voting booth is available at each Polling Place. This booth may be used by voters using wheelchairs, or any voter who has difficulty standing to mark his or her ballot may vote at this booth by pulling a chair up to the booth.

Curbside Voting

For any voter that cannot physically access a Polling Place, there is the option to vote “curbside”. You can either call the Registrar of Voters office or have a passenger or friend enter the Polling Place and give your information to a trained election official to bring your ballot to you. You may sit in a car and vote, or vote at the door of the building. To schedule curbside voting call 707-263-2372 or email [email protected].

Other

Assistance marking your Official Ballot. You may have up to two people of your choice assist you; however, you may not be assisted by your employer, union representative nor an agent of your employer or union representative.

Resources

Disability Rights California Voting Publications
California Secretary of State: Publications and Resources
U.S. Department of Justice: Disability Rights