[NFBWATLK] Voted Secretly

Judy Jones sonshines59 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 31 22:03:21 UTC 2018

Yes, Chris and I have been voting via accessible machine for a while now and
have had good experiences.

This year, there was a hardware issue where the ballot would not print, but
they got it going.  I found the workers to be very helpful in making sure
everything worked.


-----Original Message-----
From: NFBWATLK [mailto:nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Prows,
Bennett (HHS/OCR) via NFBWATLK
Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 2:28 PM
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Cc: Prows, Bennett (HHS/OCR)
Subject: [NFBWATLK] Voted Secretly

Hi Listers,

After the Seattle chapter had its  meeting and subsequent accessible voting
machine event, I decided that I was going to get to the elections office and
try my hand at voting with one of those things. (not really, I somehow lost
my ballot in the mail, so decided to use the machine close to my office.
Smile)  I called the county elections office and discovered that there was a
voting machine within two blocks of where I work, so it was a great
opportunity. For only about the fourth or fifth time in my life, I was able
to independently vote and cast my ballot. I felt more a part of the
democratic process, given that I did it myself. No more having to explain my
votes to someone who marked my ballot, (though I never have been shy about
whom or what I have voted for.)

I liked the experience a lot though, and would recommend that if you get the
chance, find an accessible voting machine, and with just a few instructions,
you too will vote secretly.

But, no matter what you do, vote in this year's election.


Bennett Prows

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