Accessible Voting Units (AVUs) are available for voters who want assistance in filling out a paper ballot.
· AVUs can display larger type or can provide an audio ballot for persons with visual or cognitive disabilities.
· Voters can cast their ballot by using the select wheel or tactile button options.
· The equipment also supports a limited number of assistive switches, like foot pedals or sip and puff.
Voters casting a ballot at an accessible voting center must either show a photo ID or sign a declaration. The signature on the declaration must match the signature in the voter registration record. (RCW 29A.40.160)
Acceptable forms of photo identification
· Driver licenses;
· State identification card;
· Student identification card;
· Tribal identification card;
· Employer identification card; or
· Any form of valid photo identification with the voter’s name on it.
Accessible voting unit availability & hours
Accessible voting units (AVUs) are available starting 18 days before Election Day, until 8 p.m. on Election Day. The County Courthouse will remain open for ballot drop-off and use of the accessible voting equipment 18 days prior,
An AVU presents your ballot on a monitor. You select choices by touching the screen, using a select wheel, or by using a tool. You can use headphones to listen to the text and prompts on your ballot. Most machines can also be fitted with sip-and- puff tools. MORE>>
Lewis County Auditor's Office
Address: 351 NW North Street, Chehalis, WA 98532