Voter Assistance

Near Relative

Any near relative of the voter may offer assistance to the voter regardless of the voter's physical or mental ability. A near relative, as defined by law, is a spouse, brother, sister, parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, mother-in-law, father-in-law, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, stepparent, stepchild.

A voter may request assistance from someone other than a near relative if the voter meets one or more of the following conditions:
  • They are unable to enter the voting place or booth without assistance
  • They are unable to mark their ballot without assistance
  • The voter, due to illiteracy, is unable to mark their ballot
  • The voter, due to blindness is unable to mark their ballot

Who Can Assistant

The voter must ask for assistance and indicate who they wish to assist them, if they can not speak they may make the request in writing. The voter's employer, an agent of the employer, an officer or agent of the voter's union, or anyone holding power of attorney unless they are also a qualified near relative can not assist a voter.

Curbside Voting

If you are unable to enter the polling place because of age or physical disability, you are allowed to vote in your vehicle. Look for the curbside voting sign. If someone is driving you and they are a registered voter in the same precinct, they may also vote in the vehicle.

Everything is the same at the One-Stop Voting Site as it is at a polling place.