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Requesting Reasonable Accomodation

How to Request a Reasonable Accommodation or Assistance

The Office of the Secretary of State is committed to improving accessibility of all voting centers.

Our goal is to ensure each voter an accessible, independent and private voting experience.

Some examples of reasonable accommodations include but are not limited to the following:

  • Having another person (as long as it is not your employer or union representative), assist you to vote using the accessible voting unit’s audio device if you have a visual, cognitive or learning disability.
  • Extra time to vote when using the accessible voting unit.

The Office of the Secretary of State offers accessible formats of the voters' pamphlet by subscription. This includes audio CD, large-print and Braille.

To subscribe, call the voter hotline at (800) 448-4881 or email voterspamphlet@sos.wa.gov and provide your preferred format, name, telephone number, and mailing address.

If you need something beyond those types of accommodations such as an interpreter for sign language to assist with voting instructions or the use of a magnifying glass, please contact your county elections department.

Please contact your county elections department prior to an election as much as possible to ensure that they will be able to provide the accommodation or assistance you need, especially in the case of complex requests.

If you need assistance or a reasonable accommodation please contact your county elections department.

For further assistance contact the Office of the Secretary of State:

(800) 448-4881 (voice)
520 Union Avenue SE
PO Box 40229
Olympia, Washington 98504-0229


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Washington Secretary of State
Elections Division
520 Union Ave SE
PO Box 40229, Olympia WA 98504-0229
(360) 902-4180
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