Election First: People With Disabilities To Vote By iPad
For the first time ever, one state will allow people with disabilities to vote by iPad on Tuesday in an effort to enhance accessibility at the polls.
Election officials in Oregon say they will bring iPads to those with disabilities who may have difficulty using a typical paper ballot. Voters will be able to tap the screen to select their candidate of choice and then print a ballot to be submitted by mail.
The iPad was chosen after election officials considered several devices in an effort to replace old accessible voting equipment that was not as user-friendly.
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The new devices — which were donated by Apple — will be tested during Tuesday’s election and another in January. If successful, Oregon officials say they plan to make iPads available to voters with disabilities throughout the state in future elections, reports Politico. To read more click here.