What is the Accessibility Unit?

Accessibility units are voting machines that have special features for voters that may be unable to vote their ballot in the standard way. Functions like audio assistance, font control, visual color contrast, touch screen input, and input through devices like lap paddles and sip-and-puffs allow for voters to know what is on their ballot and vote with confidence. The unit prints a ballot that is then sealed in an envelope and signed just as any other ballot is before it is deposited in the drop-box.

You can view more videos and learn more about ClearAccess and their accessibility units Here.

This accessible equipment is available in the Cowlitz County Elections Office during normal business hours 18 days prior to every election.

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., or on Election Day until 8:00 p.m.