[Greater-Baltimore] Voting demonstration at NFB Jernigan Institute tomorrow
CDanielsen at nfb.org
Mon Oct 24 20:32:45 UTC 2016
Dear Fellow Federationists:
Tomorrow afternoon, Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh will be at the NFB Jernigan Institute to promote and demonstrate the accessible voting equipment that will be used in the upcoming general election. You are cordially invited to attend this press conference and demonstration, and also try out the new equipment. The event will begin at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow afternoon in the Members Hall at the NFB Jernigan Institute, 200 East Wells Street, Baltimore 21230. I hope some of you are able to come and demonstrate that we care about accessible voting in Maryland. The media advisory from the AG's office is below.
Brian E. Frosh
Press at oag.state.md.us
Chris Danielsen, NFB
410-659-9314, ext. 2330
MEDIA ADVISORY: Attorney General Frosh and National Federation of the Blind to Demonstrate
New Accessible Voting Equipment and Election Procedures
BALTIMORE, MD (October 24, 2016) - Attorney General Brian E. Frosh will join the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and disabled voters at an event
demonstrating Maryland's new accessible voting system outlining new voting procedures for the presidential general election.
WHO: Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh
NFB National President Mark Riccobono
NFBMD President Sharon Maneki
Members of the Greater Baltimore Chapter of the NFB will attend and demonstrate the new voting machines
WHEN: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: National Federation of the Blind
200 East Wells Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
New accessible ballot marking devices will be available at early voting centers and at polling places on election day. The ballot marking devices are
compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act and let voters make selections using a keypad with Braille-embossed navigation buttons and an audio
headset. Voters will also be able to enlarge text and change contrast on the screen. Voters with physical limitations will also be able to use the ballot
marking device through an accessible port.
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