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Monday, October 04, 2004

e-voting enables the disabled


This November, Eileen Rivera Ley, 41, will vote by herself for the first time. Blind voters in Maryland and several other states will use electronic voting machines equipped with technology that allows the disabled to vote independently.

It used to get crowded whenever Rivera Ley voted. Blind, Rivera Ley had to rely on someone else to read the ballot aloud, then vote for her. That meant as many as four people -- Rivera Ley, the person who pulled the levers and election judges from both major parties as witnesses -- huddled in the voting booth.

In Canada, only one person assists you (if needed) in the voting booth; I don't think anyone observes.

Wired News - AP - Oct. 03, 2004
E-Voting Fans: The Disabled
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