State Board of Elections Launches Accessible Vote-by-Mail Option

The State Board of Elections is launching a new effort to make it easier for those with disabilities to cast a mail-in ballot. The blind, visually impaired or deaf-blind can now request a special ballot so they can vote privately in their own home without assistance says Elections Spokesperson Matt Dietrich.

“When they receive their security envelope in the mail, they don’t receive a paper ballot. They receive their ballot electronically, that way they can use whatever assistive technology they have on their computer to mark their ballot.”

Voters will then print out that ballot and send it back using the special envelope provided. This option is available for the June 28th primary election. Anyone interested should contact their local election authority.

***Report Courtesy of the Illinois Department of Central Management Services***

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