Services for Voters with Disabilities
Any Oregon voter can get assistance to:
- register to vote
- vote their ballot
- return their ballot
You can also get help from a care provider, family member or someone else you choose.
County Elections Office or 866-673-8683 to get assistance.
TTY: 800-735-2900 for the hearing impaired.
Voting Instructions for Voters with a Disability
- 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.
- Use a screen reader or other technology to access a ballot at home using
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.
- Contact any Oregon county elections office and ask for assistance.
Benefits of Using Tablets to Mark Ballots
Voters using tablets to mark a ballot can increase the size of the font and change the color and contrast of the text. Tablets also help voters with cognitive disabilities or limited reading capabilities.
Tablets work 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 to understand how the ballot will display. This is only a demonstration and not a real ballot.