Voters With Disabilities
Voter Card for Voters with a Disability
A voter who has a permanent disability may wish to receive an
application for ballot automatically before each election for five
(5) years. This may be done by applying for a "Voter Card for
Voters with a Disability".
Then prior to each election you will receive an application for
ballot, which you may complete, sign and return to our office. Upon
receiving your signed ballot application, we will mail your ballot
To apply for this service, please click here
to print an application. Applications for this Voter Card will not
be accepted within a thirty-day period prior to any election.
Any registered voter may call our office at 987-5750 prior to any
election to request that an application for ballot be mailed.
BALLOT BROUGHT TO THE CURB
Any voter who is unable to enter the polling place may request to
have a ballot brought to the curb by two election judges. This
request must be made at the Board of Elections no later than the
Monday before the election.
To apply for this service, please click here to print a request form. The completed
request should be mailed to:
Rockford Board of
301 South 6 th
However, it must be received no later than the day before the
AT THE POLLS
Any voter may go the polls and request assistance. The voter may
bring the person of his/her choice. However, individuals who cannot
assist voters include:
- an officer or agent of the voter's union,
- the voter's employer, or
- agent of that employer.
A voter may also request assistance from two
election judges, one Democratic judge and one Republican judge. An
affidavit must be completed at the polls when assistance is
requested. Assistance may, also, be requested when voting absentee
in the office of the election authority.
Items to assist in the voting process at the polls include:
- A signature guide
- A vote marking guide
- A magnifier
- A pen with a larger grip designed to be easier to hold
There is equipment (the AutoMARK) in each polling place that
enables a person who is sight impaired and voters with many other
disabilities to vote their ballot without assistance. Included with
this equipment is a headset which allows for audio instruction. If
brought with a voter, a sip and puff may be inserted into the
equipment. The election judges will demonstrate the AutoMARK. An
election judge will also insert the unvoted ballot and the ballot
secrecy sleeve, if that assistance is required.
Please call our office with any suggestions or questions at
Our TDD is 967-7050 and e-mail: email@example.com