[Nfbnet-members-list] Blind Voter Hotline
dandrews at visi.com
Thu Oct 13 02:47:18 UTC 2016
NFB HOTLINE FOR BLIND AND LOW VISION VOTERS
The Help America Vote Act (HAVA) requires that every polling place
have at least one accessible voting machine available for every
federal election so voters with disabilities can cast a private and
independent ballot. To help ensure that blind and low vision voters
are not denied this right, the National Federation of the Blind will
host an Election Day hotline that blind and visually impaired voters,
poll workers, and voting rights advocates can call when problems with
accessible voting technology or other barriers are preventing a blind
voter from casting a private and independent ballot.
The hotline will be available on November 8, 2016, by calling
1-877-632-1940 from 7 a.m. EST to 7 p.m. PST. Individuals who have
experience in the operation of accessible voting technology will be
manning the hotline to provide assistance to blind voters, election
officials, and voting rights advocates.
Following the November 8th elections, the NFB will conduct an online
survey to determine the experience of blind voters. A link to the
online survey will be available from the NFB home page following the election.
Questions about the blind voter hotline or the blind voter survey may
be directed to Charles Brown by e-mail at
<mailto:cbrown at nfb.org>cbrown at nfb.org or by phone at 410-659-9314,
extension 2224; or Lou Ann Blake, by e-mail at
<mailto:lblake at nfb.org>lblake at nfb.org or by phone at 410-659-9314,
Be sure to make your voice heard by exercising your right to vote!
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