[Nfbc-info] Governor Brown signs bill to protect the rights of blind voters

Chela Robles cdrobles693 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 25 23:13:22 UTC 2016

So my question is how does one go about getting email ballots or rather 
how do you get the accessible ballots? Do they send a web address to 
fill one out online? In' interested to know more. As of now, I've been 
using family members to help me out with voting and I've been kind of 
skeptical about the machines and how trained the staff are in using them 
at my local polling place in Concord, CA so the other option to fill it 
out accessibly online is greatly welcomed and intriguing to me 
personally. I guess I'd like to know not only the how to of getting such 
an option, but how generally it would work.

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On 7/25/2016 9:41 AM, Brian Buhrow via NFBC-Info wrote:
> 	Hello.  I saw the following article in the San Jose Mercury News this
> morning.  I thought folks would find it interesting.
> -Brian
>     Inspired by San Mateo suit, Gov. Brown signs bill to protect rights of blind
>     voters
>        Bay City News Service
>        Posted:   07/24/2016 11:19:01 AM PDT
>        Updated:   07/24/2016 11:19:01 AM PDT
>        A new California law aimed at protecting the voting rights of the blind
>        was inspired by a lawsuit against San Mateo County, according to the
>        office of State Assemblyman Phil Ting, D-San Francisco.
>        Assembly Bill 2252, which was authored by Ting and signed by Gov. Jerry
>        Brown, would allow voters with disabilities to vote with the same
>        convenience that military and overseas voters have by receiving their
>        vote by mail ballots through email, according to Ting's office.
>        The California Council of the Blind filed the lawsuit in December when
>        San Mateo County held its first all vote by mail election. The
>        plaintiff in the case said that vote by mail systems pose an obstacle
>        to some to vote confidentially.
>        The bill would make it easier for disabled voters to vote because
>        disabled voters can get electronic ballots that can be marked and sent
>        in to be counted with other ballots, Ting's offices said.
>        "California has led the way for technology to permeate our daily lives
>        and its time to harness this power to ensure that everyone who wants to
>        cast a vote may do so," Ting said in a statement.
>        Copyright 2016 by Bay City News, Inc.
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