Mason County Auditors Office Elections Department - Vote Center

Accessible Voting

The Mason County Auditor’s Office Election Department is committed to ensuring all people have equal access to our services. 

If you need this information in a format not provided on this webpage, please contact our office at (360) 427-9670 ext. 470 or by email at elections@masoncountywa.gov We’ll make every attempt to provide the information to you in an accessible format.


Accessible Voting Unit

An Accessible Voting Unit (AVU) is a voting device that has special features for voters who may be unable to vote their ballot in the standard way. This device will allow voters to vote independently and with confidence. It has audio assistance, font control, visual color contrast, touch screen input, and input through devices like lap paddles and sip and puffs. The unit prints the voted ballot that is then sealed in an envelope. The voter signs or makes a mark on the sealed envelope then deposits it in a ballot drop box in the same manner as other ballots.

Here are two videos to show how the AVU works:

How to Vote on the ClearAccess AVU

ClearAccess Voting on a Touchscreen


Voting Accessibility Advisory Committee (VAAC)

The VAAC creates/updates the plan of outreach strategies for the Mason County Elections Department to provide accessible services to voters with disabilities in our community. The committee is comprised of staff from the Mason County Auditor’s Office and representatives of Mason County’s disabled community members.

If you have interest in serving on the VAAC, please complete the volunteer form below or contact the Mason County Elections Department at elections@masoncountywa.gov, (360) 427-9670 ext. 470.

Next Meeting:

Date: Thursday, September 8, 2022 at 2:00pm

Location: 411 N 5th Street, Shelton, WA 98584 in the Commissioner Chambers

Please let us know if you need any accommodations.