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  • Remote Accessible Vote by Mail System (RAVBM)

    Our Remote Accessible Vote by Mail System provides Military and Overseas Voters, as well as Voters who are not able to privately and independently vote using a paper ballot, with the ability to download and mark their ballots at home.

    RAVBM is not internet voting because the hard copy (the print out) of the voter’s selections is returned by either by mail, at a drop box, or to a vote center.
    The ballot is not returned electronically.

    The RAVBM system works with the document reader software on your computer to assist you in marking your ballot.  A printer is required to use this system.

    KEEP the blue identification return envelope from your Vote by Mail packet.  You will need to place your printed selections into this envelope in order to return your ballot.

    Due to COVID-19, all California voters will be able to request a RAVBM ballot up to seven (7) days before Election Day, November 3.

    If you would like to vote using this method to mark and print your ballot, you can do so in the following ways:

    1.  Complete the “Request for Services” postcard located in your Vote by Mail ballot packet and mail it in.

    2.  If you would like to apply using our online form, click the link below to apply and mail it in.

    Request for Services – March 3, 2020 (English/Punjabi)

    Solicitud de Servicios – 3 de Marzo de 2020

    3.  If you would like to apply by phone, call (800) 435-0509 toll free and video relay service accessible.

    4.  If you would like to apply by email, email your request to:


    After your request is received, you will be sent an email link to access your ballot.  The link will provide instructions for returning your ballot.  If you have lost or discarded your blue identification return envelope, contact the Elections Division for a replacement before you return your ballot.  Ballots returned that are not sealed in the blue identification envelope cannot be counted.