Accessible Voting and Services
Accessible voter information
The Voter Information Pamphlet is available in accessible formats:
• On sfelections.org in PDF, HTML, XML, and MP3 formats
• Large print (English, Chinese, Spanish, Filipino)
• Audio on USB flash drive, cassette, compact disc (CD), or National Library Service
To request, call (415) 554-4375. Copies are also available from the Talking Books and Braille Center, Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, (415) 557-4253.
All voters have the following options:
Vote by Mail: See here. Requests to vote by mail must be received by February 25.
• If you have a disability, you may use the accessible vote-by-mail system at sfelections.org/access to access and mark your ballot using any computer with internet access. After marking your ballot, you must print it, place it in a return envelope, and return it by mail or in person.
• To request a large-print ballot, contact the Department of Elections.
Vote at a Voting Center: The Voting Centers at City Hall, San Francisco State University and Joseph Lee Recreation Center are accessible; City Hall is accessible from any of its four entrances. Each Voting Center has all of the assistance tools listed below. For more information, see here.
Vote at Your Polling Place: See back cover of the printed version of this pamphlet for address and accessibility information.
• If your polling place is not accessible, go to sfelections.org/pollsite or call (415) 554-4375 for the location of the nearest accessible polling place within your voting district.
• An accessible ballot-marking device is available at every polling place, including the Voting Centers at City Hall, San Francisco State University and Joseph Lee Recreation Center.
o It allows voters with sight or mobility impairments or other specific needs to vote independently and privately.
o You can select the ballot format (touchscreen, audio, or both) and the ballot language: English, Chinese (Cantonese or Mandarin audio), Spanish, or Filipino.
o You can review your choices before printing and casting your ballot.
o The device is compatible with various assistive devices, such as sip/puff switches and headpointers. You may bring your own device or request one at (415) 554-4375. If possible, provide 72 hours’ notice to ensure availability.
o Learn more at sfelections.org.
• Other forms of assistance are available at every polling place and Voting Center:
o Personal assistance: you may bring up to two people, including poll workers, into the voting booth.
o Curbside voting: If you are unable to enter your polling place, poll workers can bring voting materials to you outside the polling place.
o Seated voting.
o Voting tools: magnifiers and easy-grip pens for signing the roster and marking the ballot.
o American Sign Language interpretation by video is available at the Department of Elections office.