What is Remote Accessible Vote-by-Mail (RAVBM)?


For more details, check out our printable RAVBM Fact Sheet & FAQs.

How to use RAVBM

A voter using RAVBM:

  • Requests a RAVBM from their County Election Office by application, phone, email or by reviewing their information on My Voter Status at sos.ca.gov.
  • Receives an email from the County Elections Office that includes a link to the RAVBM system and a unique ballot access code.
  • Uses their code to access their ballot and mark their voting choices.
  • After marking, reviewing, and accepting their ballot, prints and returns their complete ballot package (containing the voted ballot, ballot declaration, and voter oath) by using the postage-paid envelope included with their original vote-by-mail ballot or by using their own envelope, which would require postage. Whichever envelope is used, it must have the voter’s signature on the outside. The voter can also return their envelope in person to a drop box, polling location, or the County Elections Office. 

A voter cannot submit their selections online. It must be mailed or returned in person.  

For RAVBM questions, please call the SLO County Elections Office at (805) 781-5228 Mon-Tue and Thurs-Fri between 8am and 5pm or Wed between 8am and 4pm.  You may also email your questions to [email protected].