Access To Independence of San Diego, Inc. is a Center for Independent Living, serving people with disabilities in the counties of San Diego, Imperial, and Honolulu. Each branch offers core services that include transition, diversion, peer support, personal assistance, advocacy, and information and referral. In addition to these services, each branch offers unique programs based on the local needs of the community we serve. All of our services are free of charge to all people with a disability regardless of type of disability or age. Access to independence is committed to community integration and advocate on systemic issues in order to create barrier-free communities.
Our Center is unique in that we serve several counties. Our administrative staff is located at
8885 Rio San Diego Drive, Suite 135, San Diego, CA 92108
and is under the direction of Executive Director, Letty Zuno.
Our Honolulu branch is currently fundraising for their office! Will you help us reach our goal?
Shop at Foodland and make a donation to:
Access to Independence, Code 79084
Foodland will match a portion of your gift!
Please provide your Maika'i member number when making your donation.
Now through September 30, 2022.
For more information, contact Alfonis Sound, Program Manager,
808-369-9521 or email email@example.com
1. Hawaii is a vote-by-mail state. As a registered voter, your General Election ballot will conveniently arrive in your mailbox. Gone are the days of carving out time to vote at your assigned polling place. Hawaii voters are automatically mailed a ballot for every election.
2. Check that your voter registration is current. Visit elections.hawaii.gov or call (808) 453-VOTE (8683) to verify that your voter registration is accurate. By law, ballots cannot be forwarded through the mail, so if you have moved or changed your mailing address, you must update your voter registration. This can be done online or by submitting a paper Voter Registration Application.
3. Vote your ballot. You can expect to receive your ballot by October 21 for the General Election. Read the instructions, mark your ballot with a blue or black pen, seal it in your return envelope, and sign the envelope.
4. Sign your ballot return envelope. The return envelope must be signed for the ballot to be counted. The signature on your return envelope is compared to the signature on your voter registration record. If the signature matches, your ballot is accepted and recorded to ensure only one ballot is counted for you.
5. Ballot must be received by 7:00 pm on November 8. Voted ballots can be returned by mail or dropped off at a Voter Service Center or Ballot Drop Box within your county. Click here for Voter Service Center and Ballot Drop Box locations. Ballots received after the deadline cannot be counted.
6. Sign up to receive ballot alerts. Avoid missing the ballot return deadline by signing up for free
ballot alerts! Visit hawaii.ballottrax.net or call (808) 453-VOTE (8683) for assistance with enrolling. You can choose to receive text, email, and voice alerts for when your ballot is on its way, and reminders to return your ballot as the deadline approaches.
7. Assistance is available. If you’re in need of assistance with casting your ballot, consider the following accessible options:
- Visit a voter service center to cast your vote using accessible voting equipment. Visit: Office of Elections | Voter Service Centers and Ballot Drop Boxes (hawaii.gov)
- Request an alternate format ballot and mark your ballot using your personal compatible device. Voters with special needs may opt-in for the electronically transmitted ballot through the Online Voter Registration System or by submitting a Voter Registration Application.
Remember, you have the right to ask for assistance in the registration and voting process. If you need assistance completing a voter registration application, using the Online Voter Registration System, or marking ballot, you are permitted to have a trusted individual, like a family member or caregiver, provide you with the help you need.
Be mindful that to maintain the integrity of the election process, Hawaii law does not permit your employer, an agent of your union, or a candidate to provide assistance.
Election officials are committed to making sure your vote counts and safeguarding Hawaii’s elections. If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call at (808) 453-VOTE (8683).
Follow us on Instagram to stay up-to-date on the latest events happening at Access to Independence.
You can find us on Instagram as @accessstoindependence
or like us on Facebook at
Access to Independence
Sign up to hear from us about upcoming events and latest news from Access to Independence!