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  • Vote 2022 - Everyone Votes

    Voting Options for People with Disabilities

    Pima County Elections and the Pima County Recorder want everyone who is eligible to vote be able to so with as few barriers as possible. Some voters require assistance or accommodation that allows them to exercise their right to vote. Pima County has several options to ensure everyone who wants to vote can.Voter assistance

    Early Voting

    Early Voting is available for every election and begins 27 days before the election. Voters can vote early by mail or in person. Early voting is a great aid to voters who may have limited access to transportation, have limited physical mobility or tolerance for standing, or who are home bound or in a facility, including the hospital. Obtaining a ballot and returning it to the Recorder and County Elections for verification and counting is easy and convenient. 

    See the County Recorder's website for more information about obtaining, voting, and returning an Early Ballot. 

    Vote from Home
    Eligible voters can request an Early Ballot be mailed to their home for a specific election, or they can sign up for the Active Early Voting List (AEVL) and automatically receive ballots by mail for every election, which allows them to vote in their own homes. Voting by mail enables voters to bypass standing in line on Election Day and eliminates the need for transportation. 

    Early Voting in Person
    Voters who want to vote in person but have challenges with transportation and/or standing in line, can vote early in person. On-site, Early Voting locations are available during every election during the 27 days of the early voting period. Accessible voting devices are available at all Early Voting locations. The Board of Supervisors is expected to approve the list of Early Voting locations at its May 17, 2022 meeting. 

    Ballot Accessibility at an Early Voting Location
    Every Early Voting location and Vote Center will have an accessible voting device. The touch-screen devices are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and can be used by voters with special needs to mark their ballots unassisted. They offer a variety of accessibility options including audio instructions, large font, color contrast and tactile input to assist voters in marking a ballot. Ballots are offered in English and Spanish.
     
    Early Voting Large Print and Braille
    If a large print or braille ballot is needed, voters or their aids should contact the Pima County Recorder’s Office, 520-724-4330. Alternative formation ballots can be voted at home or at an Early Voting Center. 

    The Elections Department uses a Special Election Board two members of different political parties will transfer alternative format ballot choices to a standard ballot so that it may be tabulated. 
     
    Special Elections Boards
    Pima County voters can cast their ballots from home, healthcare facility or any other residential setting through a Special Elections Board. Individuals from two different political parties will travel to assist voters in casting their votes. If you need this service, please contact the Recorder’s Office at 520-724-4330.

    Election Day Voting

    Vote from your vehicle
    If you have transportation to your voting place, but have limited mobility, you can vote from your vehicle. Notices at all locations will provide a number to call that will direct a poll worker to bring your voting materials to you. Park at a designated voting location and call the number on the notice.
     
    Voter Assistant
    Any voter physically unable to fill out a ballot because of illness, injury or disability can enlist a friend, family member or anyone else to assist them. The assistant then signs the Ballot Affidavit to show that they helped the voter. The ballot must be filled out according to the voter’s choice. Power of Attorney voting is not allowed under Arizona law.

    Ballot Accessibility at a Vote Center
    Just as with Early Voting Centers, every Election Day Vote Centers will have an accessible voting device. The touch-screen devices are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and can be used by voters with special needs to mark their ballots unassisted. They offer a variety of accessibility options including audio instructions, large font, color contrast and tactile input to assist voters in marking a ballot. Ballots are offered in English and Spanish.


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    Constance Hargrove, 
    Elections Director
    6550 S. Country Club Road
    Tucson, AZ 85756

    Phone: (520) 724-6830

    Fax: (520) 724-6870
    TTY: (520) 724-6871


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