Services for Voters with Disabilities
Voters with disabilities have three options:
- Get help registering to vote or voting from a friend, family member, or other trusted person.
Under Oregon law you cannot receive help from your employer, an agent of the employer, or a union officer or agent of a union of which you are a member.
The Voter Assistance Quick Guide has guidelines on how to give and get help.
- Use a
screen reader or other technology to access a ballot at home using
no or limited vision can use a screen reader to have ballots
and Voters’ Pamphlets read to them.
This option requires printing, signing and returning the ballot.
- Call any Oregon
county elections office
and ask for assistance.
election workers will bring an electronic tablet
and portable printer to your home to assist with voting.
The tablets can accommodate multiple disabilities.
Benefits of Tablet Technology
Voters on tablet technology can
increase the size of the font. Tablet technology
also helps voters with cognitive
disabilities or limited reading capabilities.
Tablet technology works well for voters with limited
range of motion. Voters who are quadriplegic or have severe arthritis can use their fingers or a number of assistive technologies, such as
sip-and-puff systems, to mark their ballots.
See a demo ballot from Five Cedars Group to understand how the ballot will display. This is only a demonstration and not a real ballot.