Voters with Disabilities

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If you cannot sign your name on your Voter Registration Application due to a physical disability, you may:

  • Use a signature stamp that meets the standards of the Office of Disability Services.

  • Register in person at the Carson City County Clerk or Registrar of Voters office.

Carson City Clerk-Recorder
Elections Department
885 E. Musser St., Ste. 1025
Carson City, NV 89701
(775)887-2087 Telephone

  •  If you are unable to appear in person, please contact the Carson City County Clerk.



Polling Places:

Voters with disabilities are accommodated inside of polling places on election day and during early voting.  All polling places are accessible to voters with disabilities.

Inside Polling Places:

If you are a voter with disabilities, you may request to have priority in voting.  Election officials will take you to the front of the line for processing at the check-in table.  You may then have first preference in voting on the priority voting machine designated for voters with disabilities.

Signing the Roster:

If you cannot sign your name in the precinct register because of a physical disability, you may still vote.  Election officials will identify you by asking you questions about personal data from your voter registration records.



You have several options for casting your ballot inside the voting machine booth.

Voters with vision impairments:

  • A large magnifying sheet is available inside each voting booth to aid in reading the ballot.

  • Audio voting is available at all early voting sites and all election day polling places to permit voting in complete privacy without assistance from another person.

  • Another individual may assist you in casting your ballot, as long as you and your assistant meet the requirements described below:

NRS 293.296 allows another person to assist you in voting inside the booth as long as you sign a written statement, under penalty of perjury, that you require assistance in casting your vote because you:

  • Have a physical disability and/or have an inability to read or write English.

You may not be assisted by:  your employer or agent of your employer, or officer or agent of your labor organization.



The height of the voting machine's booth is adjustable for wheelchairs enabling voting without assistance in complete privacy with physical ease. 



Reasonable accommodations are made for the use of absentee ballots by voters with disabilities and elderly voters.


If you cannot sign your name because of physical disability, you may still vote by mail as long as you meet the applicable conditions of NRS 293.3165.  You must submit a written statement to the Elections Department, on an annual basis containing:

  • A statement from a physician licensed in Nevada certifying that you are unable to mark or sign a ballot, or use a voting device without assistance because of a physical disability; and

  • The name, address and signature of the person who will assist you in marking or signing the absent ballot on your behalf. The assisting person may, on your behalf, mark, and/or sign your absent ballot, but must specifically indicate next to your signature that he or she marked and/or signed the ballot on your behalf.



You may apply for an emergency ballot beginning the sixth day before an election through 5:00 p.m. on election day if suddenly you are hospitalized, become seriously ill or are called away from home.  You must meet specific other requirements of NRS 293.316.



For further questions regarding accommodations for voters with disabilities and elderly voters, please contact the County Clerk's office:

885 E Musser St., Ste. 1025
Carson City, NV 89701
(775)887-2087 Telephone
(775)887-2146 Facsimile

You may also view the Nevada Secretary of State's web site for additional information.