Accessible voting in King County
accessible voting centers (AVCs)
are open to any voters who may have difficulty completing their mail ballot without assistance
or anyone who would like to vote privately and independently.
AVCs, November 4 general election
- Bellevue AVC: November 3 (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.) and Election Day (10 a.m. - 8 p.m.)
- Renton AVC: Monday-Friday, October 17 - November 3, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
and Election Day (8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.)
- Seattle AVC: November 3 (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.) and Election Day (10 a.m. - 8 p.m.)
King County Elections partners with the Seattle Public Library to help voters with disabilities
Voters with disabilities have a new resource to vote in the upcoming general election, thanks to King County Elections and the Seattle Central Library. King County Elections will help voters with disabilities access and mark their ballots using the online ballot marking program at the Seattle Central Library Equal Access Program (LEAP) Lab on three dates before the general election.
All voters must sign a declaration, regardless of whether or not they have a valid photo ID.
If the voter does not have a valid photo ID, then AVC staff will verify that the signature on the accessible voting form matches the signature on the voter registration file. Signature verification is not necessary if the voter has a valid photo ID.
Acceptable forms of photo identification
- Driver’s license
- State-issued identification card
- Student identification card
- Tribal identification card
- Employer identification card
- Any form of valid photo identification with the voter’s name on it
Voting at accessible voting centers
Voting by mail is the easiest and most accessible choice for many people.
Accessible voting centers provide voters the opportunity to vote privately and independently using an accessible voting unit.
Accessible voting units are easy to use, and Elections staff are available to assist voters.
Accessible voting units offer lap paddles as well as audio and large and high-contrast text options.
These locations are open to all voters. Ballot drop boxes are also located at accessible voting centers for voters to securely return their mail ballot without the cost of postage.
If you have difficulty filling in the ovals on the ballot, contact our office for information on other options.
- You must sign the oath on the back of the return envelope for your vote to be counted.
If you have difficulty signing your name, simply make a mark on the line provided for the voter’s signature
AND have two witnesses sign on the lines provided.
Return your ballot through the mail with a first-class stamp, or at a ballot return location.
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Outreach and education
If you are involved in the disability community, King County Elections has created tools and materials to help you with voter education and outreach, including videos; downloadable signs, handouts, and illustrations; and widgets.
King County Elections hires temporary employees for each election, and encourages individuals with disabilities to apply. More information on working at King County Elections.
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