Decision 2022: A Guide for Voters with Disabilities in Maricopa County
For people with disabilities in Maricopa County, several resources are available to help you vote.
PHOENIX — With the November election fast approaching, Maricopa County voters are gearing up to make sure their voices are heard at the polls.
While many voters are ready and able to get to the polls on Election Day, voters with disabilities need additional preparation and resources before casting their ballots.
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Whether you have a visual or physical disability, it’s important to know what accessibility options and resources are available to you if you need additional help to vote.
According to Maricopa County Department of Elections websiteseveral voter assistance services are available in the county.
Here’s a breakdown of what’s available:
Request an accessible ballot
If you need an accessible ballot when voting by mail, it is available to Maricopa County residents. To obtain a Braille or large-print ballot, send a request to [email protected] or call 602-506-1511.
If you prefer to apply online, you can submit an application through the Maricopa County Department of Elections website.
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Support through special election commissions
If you are a voter with a disability and cannot vote at a polling station due to illness or disability, you can seek assistance from special election commissions.
According to the MCED website, these tips are designed to help voters who must vote at home, in the hospital, or at a location convenient to them.
Two members of different political parties make up the special electoral commissions and they are trained to support voters in a secure, confidential and accessible manner.
Those interested in using this service can email [email protected] or call 602-506-1511.
Accessible options at the polls in Maricopa County
All polling places in Maricopa County have several voter assistance services. Voters with disabilities who require additional assistance can use an accessible voting device to vote.
Curbside voting is also available if a person is unable to leave their vehicle. Voters unable to mark their ballot on their own may also request additional assistance.
To find a polling station near you, visit Maricopa County Department of Elections website.
The November election is only a few weeks away, so it’s important that everyone is prepared and has access to everything they need to make sure they can vote.
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