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Remote Accessible Vote-by-Mail (RAVBM)

What

Voters with disabilities can request and receive access to the Accessible Vote by Mail system.  The Santa Cruz County has selected Dominion Voting Systems Remote Accessible Vote-by-Mail (RAVBM) to provide this service.  The Accessible Vote by Mail system allows voters with disabilities to download and mark their correct ballot privately and independently using their own assistive technology, print their marked ballot, and mail it to the Elections Office to be counted.

​​​​​​When

Access the service anytime, day or night during an election period.

How

Email us at vbm@santacruzcounty.us or call 831-454-2060 to have a link emailed to you.

Access your ballot

We will email you a Voter Access Code to access your ballot.

You can then access and mark your ballot using the link emailed to you.

Prepare your ballot

Once you have completed voting your ballot, print it, fold it, and insert it in the return envelope we sent you or you may use any envelope you have available.

Sign your return envelope

If you are using the envelope we sent you, sign the envelope in the signature box. It is located between the two holes in the envelope.

There are places on the envelope where we ask you to print your name, write in your address, and provide your phone number or email for us to contact you if we have any questions. There is also space on the envelope for someone to sign as a witness if you sign your name with a mark.

If you are using your own envelope, sign your name and clearly print your name and address where you are registered to vote in Santa Cruz County on the outside of the envelope.  If you cannot sign your name, make a mark and have someone witness it.  Your name must be clearly printed near the mark and the witness must sign his/her name as a witness. You must make a mark, having a power of attorney sign the envelope is not allowed.

If you don’t want your signature and personal information exposed on the outside of your envelope, use a second envelope and write "Official Ballot Enclosed" on the outside of your envelope.

Return your ballot

At a secure drop box – available 24/7 until 8pm Election Day

•     Santa Cruz County Government Center - 701 Ocean St., Santa Cruz

•     Santa Cruz City Public Parking - 212 Church St., Santa Cruz

•     UC Santa Cruz - Quarry Plaza

•     Scotts Valley City Hall - 1 Civic Center Dr., Scotts Valley

•     Felton Covered Bridge Park - Graham Hill & Mt. Hermon Rd., Felton

•     Capitola City Hall - 420 Capitola Dr., Capitola

•     Cabrillo College Parking Lot R (by the football field) - Cabrillo College Dr., Aptos 

•     Aptos Polo Grounds (by the dog park) - 2255 Huntington Dr.

•     County Health Center Watsonville - 1430 Freedom Blvd. Watsonville

•     Watsonville City Parking Lot 14 - 316 Rodriguez St., Watsonville

For additional drop box locations go online to www.votescount.com

Return your ballot by mail - No postage required if you are using the envelope we sent you.
If you are using your own envelope you will need to affix postage and mail it to:

Santa Cruz County Elections
701 Ocean St., Room 310
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Your ballot must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received no later than Friday after the election to be considered received on time.

Return it in person before and including Election Day

You may personally drop it off at one of the locations below or you can have a relative or someone who lives with you drop it off.

•     County Elections: 701 Ocean St., Room 310  

•     Santa Cruz City Clerk: 809 Center St.               

•     Capitola City Clerk: 420 Capitola Ave.                             

•     Scotts Valley City Clerk: 1 Civic Center Dr.     

•     Watsonville City Clerk: 275 Main St.      

For additional locations, dates and times, go online to www.votescount.com          

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions: