Accessible Voting Information
Snohomish County Elections is committed to ensuring that all voters have the opportunity to independently vote a private and secure ballot. To request additional information or reasonable accommodation or assistance, contact us 425-388-3444, Washington Relay 1-800-833-6388, 7-1-1 (TTY/TDD), or by email.
More information for voters with disabilities from the Washington Secretary of State.
Accessible Voting Options
Accessible Voting Units
Accessible Voting Units (AVUs) are available for voters who cannot cast a private, independent ballot by mail. AVUs are touch screen voting devices that feature large font, audio and tactile options to assist voters in casting their choices.
Voted AVU ballots are printed and inserted into an envelope just like any other ballot. The voter will sign the oath on the envelope and the signature will be compared to the voter’s record. Voters unable to sign their name will make their mark in front of two witnesses.
We encourage you to plan your trip to an accessible voting site early to avoid lines on Election Day.
In addition to the availability of Accessible Voting Units, Snohomish County provides an online, markable ballot through the Washington Secretary of State’s VoteWa Application. To access the online, markable ballot, visit the VoteWa website.
Accessible Voting Locations
Snohomish County Auditor’s Office
3000 Rockefeller Ave
1st Floor Admin W Bldg, Everett
Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Election Day, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Additional locations will be added for the August and November elections.
Drop Box Locations
Snohomish County Elections operates 24-hour ballot drop boxes. Please visit our ballot drop box page for locations and addresses.
Accessibility Advisory Committee
Snohomish County Elections has established an Accessible Voting Advisory Committee to create a plan that ensures voters of all abilities are able to vote privately and securely. The 2018 plan - Improving the Accessibility of Elections for Voters with Disabilities (PDF) - is now available.
This committee meets at least once per year to provide recommendations on the voting processes for voters with disabilities. If you would like to join the Accessibility Advisory Committee, please contact Duncan Clauson at 425-388-3694 or by email.