Process for Requesting an Accommodation for Ballot Return Assistance

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Disability Rights Wisconsin is receiving questions from voters with disabilities about their rights to have assistance with mailing or delivery of their absentee ballot. Federal law protects the right of people with disabilities to have assistance mailing their ballot, and also to have a person of their choice deliver their ballot to their clerk or polling place.

If it is too close to the election to mail your completed ballot, and you are not able to deliver your ballot because of disability, you may request a disability related accommodation to have someone else deliver your completed ballot. This document explains the process for requesting an accommodation.

If a voter with a disability needs someone else to mail their ballot, they should feel comfortable doing so. It is not necessary to request an accommodation.