Make a Plan for Successful Voting!

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Make a Plan for Successful Voting!

Here are some important things to think about before each election to help ensure you have a successful voting experience. You can write your own voting plan with the included document below. You can choose to share your plan with others who support you, but you do not have to share it.

Here are some important things to think about before each election to help ensure you have a successful voting experience. You can write your own voting plan with the included document below. You can choose to share your plan with others who support you, but you do not have to share it.

If you have any questions, you can contact your county elections office, or you can call Disability Rights California’s Voting Hotline: (888) 569-7955.

Voter registration: You must register in order to vote.

Voting by mail: Ballots will be mailed to all active registered voters.

  • Do you want to vote by mail?
  • Are you able to mark and/or handle a paper ballot?
  • Do you need your voting materials in alternative formats?
  • If you want to use a remote accessible vote-by-mail (RAVBM) system instead, do you have the technology you need?
  • Are you able to sign your name? If not, do you know your options?
  • Are you able to return your marked ballot in time by mail, in a ballot drop box, or in person at a voting location?
  • Do you need help with any voting-related task? If so, who will help you, how, and when? Do you have a backup plan?

Voting in person: Though ballots will be mailed, you can still vote in person.

  • Do you need (or prefer) to vote in person?
  • What is the address of the voting location you will use?
  • What day(s) and hours is that voting location open?
  • Do you have a way to get to the voting location?
  • Do you know about the accessible voting options available there?
  • Do you need help with any voting-related task? If so, are there one or two people you would like to ask to go with you to the voting location? Are they available?

Download the Voting Plan here

Voting Plan (pdf)

Please Note: To access accessible features of PDF please open document in Adobe Acrobat.

Disclaimer: This publication is legal information only and is not legal advice about your individual situation. It is current as of the date posted. We try to update our materials regularly. However, laws are regularly changing. If you want to make sure the law has not changed, contact DRC or another legal office.