[Ohio-talk] evaluation of accessible voting machines

Cheryl Fields cherylelaine1957 at gmail.com
Wed May 25 17:11:18 UTC 2016


Thanks Barb, let's make sure everyone has this info for the November elections.

On 5/25/16, barbara.pierce9366--- via Ohio-Talk <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Lou Ann Blake at the national center collects stories of voting problems and
> triumphs. Every county chose machines.
>
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>> On May 25, 2016, at 11:18 AM, Cheryl Fields via Ohio-Talk
>> <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>>
>> M, thank you for this article. Does every county in Ohio use the same
>> machine, or is it up to the individual counties? I usually try to vote
>> early at the Board of Elections. The machines work very well there and
>> if there is a problem, someone is available with the expertise to
>> troubleshoot. This last election was a nightmare, voted at my local
>> polling location. Machine not working and lots of really mouthy poll
>> workers, with no knowledge...
>> Maybe we could have a volunteer to compile our voting experiences
>> after the November election. Perhaps at convention? The Voter
>> Experience Coordinator! We could address the situation collectively
>> after all data is compiled and submit to the correct persons/
>> departments.
>> Have a great day! Cheryl
>>
>> On 5/23/16, Marianne Denning via Ohio-Talk <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>>> I thought you might be interested in this evaluation of 3 accessible
>>> voting
>>> machines.  From the description I think Hamilton county uses the one
>>> that
>>> he gave up on.  That makes me feel better since I usually end up getting
>>> very frustrated by the end of voting.
>>> http://blindbargains.com/bargains.php?m=15315
>>>
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