Accessible Voting

Accessible Remote Ballot (ARB) Marking System

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The Accessible Remote Ballot (ARB) Marking System is now available for voters with disabilities. Receive and mark your official ballot via a secure online portal! ARB is accessible (ADA-compliant /WCAG 2.0aa) and compatible with a variety of assistive devices, including all major screen readers, tactile switches, closed captioning and audio-enabled systems. 

Key Features:

  • Accurate and efficient ballot delivery
  • Accessible vote-by-mail alternative
  • Audio-enabled and accessible for all voters
  • Easy to use, intuitive interface
  • Vote privately and independently

How to request and access ARB:

  1. Complete the ARB Marking System Request Form and email it to the ADA Coordinator at ogc@dcboe.org.
  2. The ADA Coordinator will process your ARB request and send you an email with a unique link to your official ballot. Do not share the link with anyone.
  3. Click the link and log into the secure online portal with your name and birth date, then complete the ballot. If needed, use your assistive device/technology to read and mark your ballot with your choices.
  4. Follow all included instructions, print your voted ballot and return it to the Board of Elections (mail or drop off your ballot). ARB cannot be returned via email.​

Contact the ADA Coordinator at ogc@dcboe.org or call (202) 253-1741 / 711 (TTY) for more info or assistance.