All polling locations in Massachusetts are required to be accessible.
Please visit the Secretary of States’s webpage for more information : Voting for People with Disabilities.
Federal requirements are included in the ADA Checklist for Polling places
AutoMark Machines are required at all MA polling locations!
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 email@example.com.
The Disability Law Center can also help – Please contact DLC at 800-872-9992 or 617-723-8455. Visit their website www.dlc-ma.org.
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.
- 2020 Voter Survey Final Report (PDF) from Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (sabeusa.org)
Based on 2020 Voter Election Survey