[Nfbmo] FW: Announcement for April Presidential Release

Gary Wunder gwunder at earthlink.net
Tue Apr 23 22:57:17 UTC 2013

Please look at this and see if any of you want to be our voting coordinator
and take the training mentioned here.



-----Original Message-----
From: Walton, Carylin [mailto:CWalton at nfb.org] 
Sent: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 1:42 PM
To: State President, Missouri
Subject: Announcement for April Presidential Release

Dear Mr. Wunder:

As part of our continuing effort to make the election process accessible to
blind and visually impaired voters, the National Federation of the Blind is
developing a voting liaison training program for use by our state
affiliates. The development of this program is funded by a Help America Vote
Act (HAVA) training/technical assistance grant from the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living. The purpose
of the voting liaison program is to train one member of each state affiliate
to work with the state and/or local board of elections to eliminate barriers
to accessible voting that prevent blind voters from casting a private,
independent ballot. All state affiliate presidents are encouraged to appoint
an experienced blind or visually impaired voter as their affiliate voting
liaison to help ensure that the rights of all blind and visually impaired
voters in their state are not violated. Each affiliate president should
provide their voting liaison's name and contact information to Lou Ann
Blake, NFB HAVA project manager, no later than April 15, 2013, via e-mail at
lblake at nfb.org<mailto:lblake at nfb.org> or by phone at 410-659-9314, extension
2221. Questions about the voting liaison program should also be directed to
Lou Ann.


Lou Ann Blake, J.D.
Director of Outreach
Jernigan Institute
200 East Wells Street
    at Jernigan Place
Baltimore, MD 21230

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