​​Language Assistance


The Clerk’s office is required to provide language assistance in Spanish under amendments to the Federal Voting Act of 1992.

All posters, ballots and voting instructions are bilingual (English/Spanish).

Bilingual election judges

The Clerk’s office makes an effort to assign bilingual election judges in as many precincts as we can to accommodate Spanish-speaking voters who are not proficient in English and may need special assistance at the polls.

Language hotlines

If a voter is confused or needs language assistance, the voter or an election judge can also call our Spanish hotline. A bilingual staffer at the Clerk’s office will provide assistance over the phone. Voters may also call these hotlines prior to Election Day.

Verity Duo​ Voting Language Options

Each machine is equipped with ballots in English and Spanish, allowing the voter to select a language on the Verity Duo before voting.

In addition, any voter may request an audio ballot, which allows the voter to listen to the ballot using a headset that is connected to an Verity Duo machine. Audio ballots are available in English and Spanish, and may be particularly helpful to voters with limited reading skills.

Disabled Assistance

Pre-Election Day Services

Voting by mail for voters with disabilities - For voters who are permanently physically disabled and unable to make it to the polling place.

Nursing home voting - For nursing home residents.

Hospitalized voters - For voters who enter the hospital five days or less before an election.

Disabled Access Units

The Help America Vote Act (HAVA) requires that election authorities throughout the country have voting equipment in place for voters with disabilities to vote privately and independently.

Every polling place in Kane County has at least one disabled access unit. The disable access unit is an ADA compliant booth that accommo​dates voters in wheelchairs. Disabled access units provide audio in English and Spanish to accommodate voters who are blind, severely visually impaired, or have trouble reading. The units also have jelly switches to accommodate voters with mobility issues.

Voting assistance

If you have difficulty making selections on the Verity Duo voting equipment, you may request assistance from a friend, relative or two election judges (one from each party) in your precinct.

Under state law, both the voter and the individual(s) providing assistance must sign a legal affidavit at the polling place.

Handicapped Accessibility

All Kane County precincts are accessible to disabled voters, outfitted with ramps, level entrances and/or elevators.