[Nfbnet-members-list] Learn about accessible vote-by-mail and absentee voting at the 2020 NFB National Convention

Blake, Lou Ann LBlake at nfb.org
Fri Jul 10 20:09:31 UTC 2020

Learn about Accessible Absentee Voting During the 2020 National Convention of the National Federation of the Blind

As the coronavirus pandemic continues across the United States, voters are concerned about the potential for exposure to the virus at their local polling place. Absentee voting is being offered by many states as an alternative to in-person voting, but the paper absentee ballot is inaccessible to blind and low-vision voters. Three sessions during the 2020 NFB national convention will show you how electronic ballot delivery systems enable a blind voter to mark their ballot privately and independently using a computer and access technology.

The coronavirus pandemic has caused many elections to be moved to all vote-by-mail. Learn how vote-by-mail can be made accessible through demonstrations of three of the most commonly used electronic ballot delivery systems.

July 15, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM—DEMOCRACY LIVE: Accessible At Home Voting
Accessible vote-by-mail is the fastest growing method of voting in the United States. Come learn about how it works and see how you can ensure equal access to voting safely and securely from home. The Democracy Live OmniBallot will be featured in this session.

Hear about the origins of accessible vote-by-mail, the process of ballot distribution, and screen reader support and security. See a demo of accessible ballot features. This session will feature the Five Cedars electronic ballot delivery system.

After convention, don’t forget about the free voting-related resources that you can obtain from the National Federation of the Blind! The Accessible Vote-By-Mail Toolkit, The Blind Voter's Guide, Blind Voter Registration Drive Guide, the Voting Guide for Young People Who are Blind or Low-Vision, and Blind Poll Worker Recruitment Flyer are all available in both English and Spanish. Files of these documents in MS Word and BRF can be downloaded by visiting our Voting, Accessibility, and the Law<https://www.nfb.org/programs-services/center-excellence-nonvisual-access/national-center-nonvisual-election-3> webpage. You can also order hard copies of these documents by calling the NFB Independence Market at 410-659-9314, ext. 2216.

Lou Ann Blake, J.D.
Deputy Executive Director, Blindness Initiatives
200 East Wells Street, Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 659-9314, extension 2221 | lblake at nfb.org<mailto:lblake at nfb.org>

[National Federation of the Blind]<https://nfb.org/>

                         [Facebook] <http://www.facebook.com/nationalfederationoftheblind>     [Twitter] <https://twitter.com/NFB_Voice>     [Youtube] <https://www.youtube.com/NationsBlind>

The National Federation of the Blind is a community of members and friends who believe in the hopes and dreams of the nation’s blind. Every day we work together to help blind people live the lives they want.


The information contained in this communication from the sender is confidential. It is intended solely for use by the recipient and others authorized to receive it. If you are not the recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution or taking action in relation of the contents of this information is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful.

This email has been scanned for viruses and malware, and may have been automatically archived by Mimecast Ltd, an innovator in Software as a Service (SaaS) for business. Providing a safer and more useful place for your human generated data. Specializing in; Security, archiving and compliance. To find out more visit the Mimecast website.
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://nfbnet.org/pipermail/nfbnet-members-list_nfbnet.org/attachments/20200710/6fe9ef55/attachment.html>

More information about the NFBNet-Members-List mailing list