Accessible Voting Information: Vancouver By-Election

DABC has received the following information from the City of Vancouver Election Office regarding the upcoming Vancouver By-Election:
1. Persons with a physical disability, illness, or injury that affects their ability to vote in person can now apply to vote by mail on the City’s website:
2. There will be an assistive ballot marking device available during both days of advance voting at Vancouver City Hall, on October 4th and 10th, from 8 am to 8 pm. The device has the following features to supports users:
• Audio instructions
• Tactile interface with Grade 1 Braille
• Use of sip and puff, paddles or head pointer
• Screen that enables users to increase the size of text and contrast levels
3. On Election Day, October 14th, curbside voting is available for people who are physically unable to enter a voting place. Persons wishing to use this service can send someone into the voting station to request assistance or call the City’s 3-1-1 information centre to request a staff person come out to them
4. Voters requiring assistance are able to bring someone with them to help cast their ballot or can request assistance from staff working at any voting location
More information on how to vote and candidate profiles are available on the City’s website: