Accessible Vote by Mail

Inquire about the availability of documents in accessible formats.

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What

Voters with disabilities can request and receive access to the Accessible Vote by Mail (AVBM) system.  The County of Sacramento has selected Democracy Live to provide this service.  The AVBM system allows voters with disabilities to download and mark their correct ballot privately and independently using their own assistive technology, print their marked ballot, and mail it to the Elections Office to be counted.

This video​ provides more information on the AVBM system.

Due to COVID-19 concerns, Assembly Bill 860 has allowed that all registered voters in Sacramento County are eligible to use this system for the November 3, 2020 Presidential General Election. ​

​​​​​​When

Access the service anytime, day or night, starting 29 days before an election.

How

Voters with disabilities can:

  • Vote on any computer with internet access and a printer.
  • Vote their ballot on any of three (3) accessible ballot marking devices at a Vote Center.
  • Email vbm@saccounty.net​ or call (916) 875-6155 for help with the AVBM system.

Practice on our Demo Site

Voters can now practice using a DEMO version​ of the AVBM system. This DEMO site​ simulates the AVBM 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 an​d printing a DEMO ballot. 

*Note: This DEMO version of the AVBM system is for demonstration purposes only and cannot be used to submit an Official Ballot.


Assistance for Voters with Disabilities

The County of Sacramento ​Voter Registration and Elections Department has a long standing commitment to work with voters with disabilities to help them exercise their right to vote.  This page provides general information about these efforts, and voters are encouraged to contact us with specific requests for assistance using the contact information below.

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