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Published on May 23, 2022
In 2017, San Mateo County was the first county in California to deploy a remote accessible vote by mail system for voters with disabilities. The State of California allowed all voters to use approved remote accessible vote by mail systems as one of their voting options for the November 2020 Presidential General Election due to the pandemic. This was later made permanent, meaning any voter may vote from home if they have a computer with internet access and a printer.
The ballot is provided in a screen-readable format as the system was designed to allow voters with disabilities to independently and safely access, mark and print their ballot. Ballots can be returned using the postage-paid return envelope which comes with a vote by mail ballot package or using a personal envelope.
Access the service anytime, day, or night from opening day through Election Day. Ballots that are returned by mail must contain a signed oath-of-voter form and be postmarked by Election Day.
For more information, visit the San Mateo County elections webpage.