The way you cast your vote must be accessible. The Help America Vote Act requires at least one voting machine in every polling place to be accessible to anyone who has a disability.
Florida uses a type of accessible voting machine called Ballot Marking Devices and Systems. Most ballot marking devices use a touchscreen for voters to make their selections. These systems do not store your votes into a computer. Instead, the ballot is marked on paper and tabulated, like all other paper ballots. These systems also provide other accessibility features such as audio.
Learn how to use these machines by watching our accessible voting machines explainer videos!
The two Ballot Marking Devices currently used in Florida include:
For a complete listing of which counties use which systems, visit the Voting Systems page of the Florida Division of Elections website.