Accessible Voting at Home
Remote Accessible Vote-by-Mail (RAVBM)
Santa Cruz County has a program to allow voters with disabilities to vote remotely from their home computers. Due to COVID-19 that service is now being offered to all voters.
The Santa Cruz County uses Dominion Voting Systems Remote Accessible Vote-by-Mail (RAVBM) to provide this service. The Accessible Vote by Mail system allows voters to download and mark their ballot privately and independently using their own technology or assistive technology, print their marked ballot, and return it to the Elections Office to be counted.
Voters must request this service by Tuesday, October 27, 2020.
Access your ballot
We will email you a Voter Access Code to access your ballot.
You can then access and mark your ballot using the link emailed to you.
Prepare your ballot
Once you have completed voting your ballot, print it, fold it, and insert it in the return envelope we sent you or you may use any envelope you have available.
Sign your return envelope
If you are using the envelope we sent you, sign the envelope in the signature box. It is located between the two holes in the envelope.
To the right of the hole on your right, you can print your name, below your name you can write in your address, and provide your phone number or email for us to contact you if we have any questions. If you cannot print your name and address, make sure your registration information is up to date. Click here to check your voter status. If you cannot sign your name, make a mark and have someone witness it. Your name must be clearly printed near the mark and the witness must sign his/her name as a witness. You must make a mark, having a power of attorney sign the envelope is not allowed.
If you are using your own envelope, sign your name and clearly print your name and address where you are registered to vote in Santa Cruz County on the outside of the envelope. If you cannot print your name and address, make sure your registration information is up to date. Click here to check your voter status. If you cannot sign your name, make a mark and have someone witness it. Your name must be clearly printed near the mark and the witness must sign his/her name as a witness. You must make a mark, having a power of attorney sign the envelope is not allowed.
If you don’t want your signature and personal information exposed on the outside of your envelope, use a second envelope and write "Official Ballot Enclosed" on the outside of your envelope.
Return your ballot
At a secure drop box – available 24/7 until 8pm Election Day
- Aptos - Public Library, 7695 Soquel Dr.
- Aptos - Polo Grounds, 2255 Huntington Dr.
- Aptos - Cabrillo College by football stadium, 3732 Cabrillo College Dr.
- Ben Lomond - Highlands Park, 8500 Highway 9
- Boulder Creek - Library, 13390 W. Park Ave.: walk up
- Capitola - City Hall, 420 Capitola Ave.
- Capitola - Shopping Mall (near Sears), 1855 41st Ave.
- Felton - Covered Bridge Park, Mt. Hermon/Graham Hill Rd.
- Santa Cruz - County Gov. Center, 701 Ocean St.
- Santa Cruz - Parking lot 16 next to the Public Library, 212 Church St.
- Santa Cruz - UCSC Quarry Plaza: walk up
- Scotts Valley - City Hall, 1 Civic Center Dr.
- Watsonville - Parking Lot 14, 316 Rodriguez St.
- Watsonville - County Health Center, 1430 Freedom Blvd.
- Watsonville - Corralitos Community Center, 35 Browns Valley Rd.
Return your ballot by mail - No postage required if you are using the envelope we sent you.
If you are using your own envelope you will need to affix postage and mail it to:
Santa Cruz County Elections
701 Ocean St., Room 310
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Your ballot must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received no later than November 20, 2020 to be considered received on time.
Return it in person before and including Election Day
You may personally drop it off at one of the locations below or you can have a someone you trust drop it off for you.
• County Elections: 701 Ocean St., Room 310
• Santa Cruz City Clerk: 809 Center St.
• Capitola City Clerk: 420 Capitola Ave.
• Scotts Valley City Clerk: 1 Civic Center Dr.
• Watsonville City Clerk: 275 Main St.
We will also have 18 voting locations open the following dates and times where voters can drop off their ballots:
- Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 31 & Nov. 1: 9am to 5pm
- Monday, Nov. 2: 8am to 5pm
- Tuesday, Election Day, Nov. 3: 7am to 8pm.
Voting locations in Santa Cruz County include:
- Aptos - Temple Beth El, 3055 Porter Gulch Rd.
- Boulder Creek - Boulder Creek Recreation Hall, 13333 Middleton Ave.
- Capitola - New Brighton Middle School, 250 Washburn Ave.
- Felton - San Lorenzo Valley High School, 7105 Highway 9
- Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz County Clerk/Elections, 701 Ocean St., Room 310. Voting begins at this location on October 5.
- Santa Cruz - Simpkins Family Swim Center, 979 17th Ave.
- Santa Cruz - Bonny Doon Elementary School, 1492 Pine Flat Rd.
- Santa Cruz - Kaiser Permanente Arena, 140 Front St.
- Santa Cruz - Masonic Center, 828 N. Branciforte Ave.
- Santa Cruz - Gateway School, formerly Natural Bridges School, Gym, 255 Swift St.
- Scotts Valley - Scotts Valley Community Center, 360 Kings Village Rd.
- Scotts Valley - Scotts Valley High School, 555 Glenwood Dr.
- Soquel - NOW Soquel High School, 401 Soquel San Jose Rd. WAS Soquel Conference Center - cannot be used due to poor connectivity.
- Watsonville - Watsonville City Community Room, 275 Main St., 4th Floor. Voting begins at this location on October 5.
- Watsonville - Pajaro Valley Community Trust, 85 Nielson St.
- Watsonville - La Selva Beach Clubhouse, 314 Estrella Ave.
- Watsonville - Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, 2601 East Lake Ave.
- Watsonville - Calabasas Elementary School, 202 Calabasas Rd.
- Santa Cruz - UCSC Merrill Cultural Center, will be open on Monday and Tuesday only.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions: