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How to Vote using Accessible Voting Unit

Close Up of eSlate Voting Unit
For most voters, voting by mail is the most convenient form of participating in the political process.  However, for some voters with disabilities, a paper ballot is not accessible.  This is why Clark County has purchased ten eSlate™ machines.  This page was designed to help you understand how to use the eSlate™ Accessible Voting Unit.  You will find several multimedia options listed at the bottom of the page that will teach you more about the AVU.  Citizens are welcome to come to the Elections Department and practice a demonstration unit for a hands-on experience.  For the convenience of the election staff, please call (360)397-2345 or email to arrange a time to come in.

During an election, voters can go to the Elections Department as early as 20 days before any election and cast their ballot using an AVU.  When you go to the Election Department, you will still sign an application and present a form of identification.  Once you have signed your application, instead of receiving a paper ballot, you will receive a four digit access code.  You will then enter the four digit access code into the eSlate™.  The appropriate ballot will appear, and you can vote the ballot in complete privacy.  If you need assistance, a person of your choice or someone from the Elections office can assist you.

The new eSlate™ Accessible Voting Unit is accessible in six different ways to accommodate all voters.  Follow the links below for demonstrations of voting on the eSlate™, or visit the Elections Office, during office hours, to cast a practice ballot in person any time of the year.

More Information on the eSlate (PDF - 82KB)


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Clark County Auditor's Office - Elections Department: Cathie Garber, Elections Supervisor
Street Address: 1408 Franklin, Vancouver, WA 98660
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 8815, Vancouver, WA 98666
Main phone: (360) 397-2345 | FAX: (360) 397-2394
Speech to Speech Relay: (800) 833-6384
Responsible Elected Official: Greg Kimsey, Auditor

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