Voters with Disabilities
Accessible Voter Guides - County and State
During an election, the Santa Cruz County Voter Information Guide and the State Voter Information Guide are available online. In addition, there is an audio version of both guides available online.
At the polling place
To check polling place accessibility, look for the wheelchair symbol on the back cover of your County Voter Information Guide. If your site is accessible, next to the symbol you will find the word Yes.
In some polling places, temporary thresholds, ramps, signage, cones, and door props, are used to improve access to the facility.
If your polling place is not accessible, you may vote on a paper or an electronic ballot from a nearby accessible location, including a car. A poll worker will qualify you to vote and will return the voted ballot to the polling place.
To request curbside voting assistance, you can:
- call in advance to coordinate a time and place
- have an assistant make the request inside the polling place
Accessible voting system
Each polling place in the county has a touch screen voting system with:
- an audio option that reads the ballot to you
- a universal plug for personal assistive device
- large print (24 points)
- a choice of English or Spanish
A ride to your polling place
We can arrange to have an accessible van pick you up and take you to the polls to vote. Please call prior to Election Day to make an appointment.
Ballot delivery to your home
We can deliver a ballot to your home and return it to the Elections Department. Please call before Election Day so there will be enough time to provide assistance.
How to request assistance
To request any of these options, or for assistance with accessible voting:
- Phone Santa Cruz County: 831-454-2060
- TDD/TTY: 711