Making Vote-by-Mail More Accessible: How to Vote from Home Privately and Independently

Mailbox with voting ballot ready for pickup.

Learn how to vote privately and independently safely from your home using your own computer, or other personal electronic device, with your own accessible technology and a printer.

 

Webinar:
Making Vote-by-Mail More Accessible: How to Vote from Home Privately and Independently

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Learn how to vote privately and independently safely from your home using your own computer, or other personal electronic device, with your own accessible technology and a printer.

When:
October 29, 2020
1:00 PM
Pacific Standard Time

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About the webinar:

With the COVID-19 global pandemic, more voters are choosing to vote at home using the vote-by-mail ballot that every registered voter in California should have received. Historically, vote-by-mail ballots are paper ballots which needs to be marked with a pen or pencil. Many people with disabilities cannot read and mark the paper ballot.

This webinar will focus on how vote-by-mail is now more accessible to voters with disabilities through the use of new remote accessible vote-by-mail (RAVBM) systems by discussing the background of RAVBM and providing a demonstration of the RAVBM system that is used in a majority of the counties in California, by Democracy Live*.

* Democracy Live’s RAVBM system is currently being used in the following California counties: Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Humboldt, Imperial, Lake, Lassen, Inyo, Mendocino Merced, Modoc, Monterey, Nevada, Orange, Placer, Riverside, San Bernadino, San Francisco, Sacramento, San Mateo, San Joaquin, Santa Clara, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Trinity and Yolo. If your county was not included in this list, it uses another type of RAVBM system. The webinar will provide generally useful information on RAVBM but if you need additional information on RAVBM for counties not listed above, please check your county elections website or call DRC’s hotline for voters with disabilities, 1-888-569-7955.

Speakers:

Fred Nisen, Supervising Attorney for Voting Rights, Disability Rights California (Fred.Nisen@disabilityrightsca.org); Bryan Finney, President, Democracy Live (bryan@democracylive.com); Melissa Carney, Education and Outreach Consultant, Democracy Live (mcarney@pcb1.org

 

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