Riverside County is providing a voting service in the upcoming general election for voters with disabilities to be able to vote by mail. The Remote Accessible Vote-by-Mail system, called OmniBallot, allows for voters who cannot vote on a paper mail ballot due to disabilities to now access and mark their ballot using their home computers.

“Vote-by-mail is the fastest growing method of voting in Riverside County, which is terrific for most of our voters. However, for voters who cannot hold, mark or see their ballot due to disabilities, a paper ballot simply does not work,” said Rebecca Spencer, registrar of voters in Riverside County. “That is why we wanted to offer this service to our blind and disability community. Using the OmniBallot system, voters with disabilities can now vote by mail just like everyone else.”

The Remote Accessible Vote-by-Mail system is not Internet voting. “Although the accessible ballot is delivered electronically, the voter still prints a paper ballot to be returned with their signature, just like a traditional vote-by-mail ballot. This system is in no way Internet voting,” stated Mrs. Spencer.

The OmniBallot system from Seattle-based Democracy Live was certified by the California Secretary of State to comply with all state and federal accessibility laws.

To access the Remote Accessible Vote-by-Mail system, visit www.voteinfo.net.

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