Remote Accessible Vote by Mail

Lynda Roberts, Registrar of Voters, Elections

RAVBM is reserved for voters with disabilities. However, for the September 14, 2021 California Gubernatorial Recall Election RAVBM is open to all voters. See the California Secretary of State's RAVBM site for more details.

Allows any voter with a disability to download, mark, and print their ballot at home. Voters may use their own assistive technology to read and mark the ballot. Remote Accessible Vote by Mail (RAVBM) is not “internet voting,” you must print and return your marked ballot.

Any voter with a disability may use this service by requesting a link via email — enter RAVBM in the subject line, send to

Service is available starting 29 days before the election. All ballots must be printed and returned in an envelope signed by the voter.

Return the voted ballot in signed envelope using one of these methods:

  • Mail — must be postmarked by Election Day;
  • Drop box — List of drop box locations with times of operation;
  • Polling places — List of polling places for the current election;
  • Elections Department — open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day.

Questions or comments?
Email or call (415) 473-6456.