[Nfbnet-members-list] Fwd: NFB Convention seminar on advocacy in the vote by mail era

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Sat Jun 24 01:46:06 UTC 2017

NFB Convention seminar on advocacy in the vote by mail era

The hottest topic in voting rights today is vote-by-mail.  "Election 
Day" is not what it used to be.  Come to our national convention 
seminar on "How to Advocate for Accessibility in the Era of 
Vote-by-Mail."  If your state is considering becoming a vote-by-mail 
state, or already is one, learn about its impact on blind 
voters.  Delivery of printed ballots by the US Mail fails to provide 
needed accessibility to blind voters.

Three states are already vote-by-mail states, and California Is about 
to join that group next year.  Another half dozen states are 
considering switching to vote-by-mail.  Your state may be one of 
these.  A total of 22 states have early voting procedures that 
include vote-by-mail options.   The percentage of people voting by 
mail has more than doubled since 2000.

Lou Ann Blake and Charlie Brown will explain how you can advocate for 
accessibility and usability in the vote by mail process.   We will 
explain the NFB model guidelines on electronic ballot delivery 
systems and identify successful developers of such systems, in order 
to help you advocate successfully for accessible and usable 
alternatives to using the US Mail.  The seminar will take place on 
Thursday evening from 7PM until 8PM in Wekiwa 4, Level 2 of the Rosen 
Shingle Creek Hotel

For more information, you may contact Charlie Brown, NFB HAVA Project 
Coordinator, by e-mail at <mailto:cbrown at nfb.org>cbrown at nfb.org or by 
phone at (410) 569-9314, extension 2224.

>Charlie Brown
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