Remote Accessible Vote by Mail

Lynda Roberts, Registrar of Voters, Elections

RAVBM is open to all voters. See the California Secretary of State's RAVBM site for more details.

Allows any voter to download, mark, and print their ballot at home. Voters may also 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 may use this service by requesting a link via email — enter RAVBM in the subject line, send to

Service is available starting twenty nine (29) days before the election until about 12:00 pm on Election Day.

Ballots must be printed by the voter and returned in an envelope. The envelope must have the following information written on the outside:

  • The words - Ballot Enclosed
  • The Voter's Name (clearly printed)
  • The Voter's Signature

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

  • Drop box — locations and times vary by election. See a List of Drop Boxes for the most current election.
  • Vote Centers — locations and times vary by election. See a List of Vote Centers for the most current election.
  • Mail — must be postmarked on or before Election Day.

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