Accessible Voting

Voting and Disability Access in Pierce County
(CC) and (ASL) Accessible

Accessible Voting Units (AVU)

Voters have the opportunity to mark their ballots privately and independently using assistive ballot marking devices. These devices have a variety of accessibility options including audio, large font, color contrast, touch screen input and tactile input to assist voters in marking a ballot.

This accessible equipment is available in the Pierce County Election Center during normal business hours, 18-days prior to every election. We encourage voters to plan their in-person visit early in that 18-day period to avoid the crowds.

Ballot Drop Boxes & Vote Centers

Other accessible voting options

If one of the above options doesn’t work for you, please contact us for further assistance.

Voting in Assisted Living Facilities

Accessible Communities Advisory Committee Seeks Members

Volunteers sought to serve on the Accessible Communities Advisory Committee, which advises county policy makers on a variety of issues affecting people with disabilities (i.e. emergency plans, accessibility to buildings/events, voter access, inclusion, etc.). Committee membership is open to Pierce County residents who have interest, knowledge, experience with disability issues.

For more information, contact Paulina Kura, (253) 798-4336.

Additional Assistance

Tacoma Area Coalition of Individuals with Disabilities (TACID)
(253) 595-9000 - Voice    |    7111 - TTY

Center for Independence
(253) 582-1253 - Voice    |    800-724-8172

Hearing, Speech and Deafness Center
(253) 475-0782 - Voice    |    (253) 474-1748 - TTY    |    (253) 292-2209 - Videophone