Accessible Voting

8As a voter with a disability, you can request a reasonable accommodation or assistance to vote. The Washington Secretary of State's Office is committed to ensuring accessibility at voting centers, and that you have the opportunity to vote privately and independently.

Voting centers must meet all of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. View the ADA Checklist for Voting Centers website for more information. To request a reasonable accommodation or assistance, contact Clallam County Elections Division.

Accessible Voters' Pamphlet & Online Voters' Guide

The Online Voters' Guide is fully accessible with either a computer or mobile device. It is available for every Clallam County election, including February and April Special Elections, August Primaries, and November General Elections.

Clallam County and the Washington Secretary of State's Office produce a local and statewide Voters' Pamphlet for every November General Election. Accessible formats of the Voters' Pamphlet are available online. If you wish to join the subscription list to receive a copy of the Voters' Pamphlet on CD or USB drive, please call the Voter Hotline at 800-448-4881 or email the voter hotline. Provide your preferred format, name, telephone number, and mailing address.

Accessible Voting Unit (AVU)

An Accessible Voting Unit (AVU) is a tool with audio and visual technology that allows voters to vote a secret ballot independently.

During each election, an AVU is available at the Elections Office. No appointment is necessary. The AVU will be available from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 pm on weekdays during the 20-day voting period before each Election, with Election Day hours from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. For a schedule of upcoming elections, see the Elections Calendar

Assistance Voting Your Ballot

If you are unable to cast a ballot due to a disability, you may designate a person of your choice, or two election officers, to enter the voting booth and record the votes as you direct.

A person who has a guardian may still be able to vote and should not be turned away from a voting center by an election worker. Guardianship papers indicate if an individual has the right to vote. If there is ever doubt about a person’s voting status, the person should be issued a provisional ballot to vote.

Accessibility Concerns

If you are concerned about the accessibility of a voting center, contact Clallam County Elections or the Washington Secretary of State Office's Elections Division at 800-448-4881.

HAVA Administrative Complaint Form (PDF)

Additional Information for Voters with Disabilities

Jefferson-Clallam County Voting Accessibility Advisory Committee

Disability Advisory Committees are made up of people with disabilities, disability community advocates, and service providers. The committees provide county elections departments with input regarding reasonable accommodations that help ensure equal access so that all registered voters can vote independently and privately (RCW 29A.04.223).

Clallam and Jefferson counties are partners in a joint Voter Accessibility Advisory Committee (VAAC). The Jefferson-Clallam County VAAC meets twice per year and consists of members from both counties and the community. For upcoming meeting dates/times, contact Clallam County Elections.