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 My Vote.
    Voters with 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.
    If requested, 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.

Demo Ballot

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.  ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

My Vote

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Accessible Ballots: An Oregon Priority

Oregon worked to improve the voting experience for voters with disabilities. Oregon pioneered the use of tablet technology, to ensure voters with disabilities are able to cast ballots.