Accessibility and Voter Rights

ADA Requirements

All polling locations in Massachusetts are required to be accessible.

Please visit the Secretary of State’s Voters with Disabilities webpage for more information.

Federal requirements are included in the ADA Checklist for Polling places

AutoMark Machines are required at  all MA polling locations!

David from MWCIL uses the Automark Machine
AutoMark Machine

Know Your Rights at the Polls

As a voter with a disability, you have the right to:

  • vote privately and independently
  • have an accessible polling place with voting machines for voters with disabilities

You may either:

  • seek assistance from workers at the polling place who have been trained to use the accessible voting machines
  • bring someone to help you vote

You may request your local election officials to tell 
you about any voting aids, voting assistance, and vote by mail procedures that are available.

Report Voting Issues

If you have encountered issues in the past, or know of existing barriers for people with disabilities, please contact the state at 800-462-VOTE (8683) (toll free) or 617-727-2828. You may also e-mail them at

The Disability Law Center can also help – Please contact DLC at 800-872-9992 or 617-723-8455.  Visit their website

Help keep the Polls Accessible

You may hear town clerks say that no one ever uses the Automark machine.  REV UP MA recommends that you ask to see the Automark, even if you do not need to use it.  Anyone can use it!  You will help make sure that the machines are usable for the people who do need it.

Accessibility Reports