Voter with Disabilities
Lake County offers a Remote Accessible Vote by Mail (RAVBM) system to deliver ballots to voters with disabilities. Voters can request and receive access to the Remote Accessible Vote by Mail system. 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’s 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. Voters can access the service anytime, day or night during an election period.
A TDD for the hearing impaired, (707) 565-6888.
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.
Audio versions of the information printed in the Local Voter Information Guide are available by request.
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 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 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.
Large Type & Magnification
Large type instructions (posted) and magnification pages (available on request) at the polls, for the vision impaired.
Curbside voting. If your Polling Place is not accessible you may vote in any area as close to the polling place as possible. Someone must alert the Precinct Officers for you, and they will bring the voting materials to you.
Vote by Mail
Any registered voter may become a permanent vote-by-mail voter. As a permanent vote-by-mail voter, you will automatically receive a vote-by-mail ballot for each election. To become a permanent vote-by-mail voter, you must complete an application, which is available at the Lake County Registrar of Voters office, or the application that is included in the Sample Ballot/Voter Information Pamphlet, or you may use on of the following Vote-By-Mail applications: https://elections.cdn.sos.ca.gov/vote-by-mail/pdf/vote-by-mail-application.pdf
An adapter at each Polling Place to make the marking pen easier to grasp.
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.