[Ohio-talk] voting machines

Cheryl Fields cherylelaine1957 at gmail.com
Fri May 27 16:36:48 UTC 2016

In Cuyahoga county the board of elections is very accessible. However,
you are right, if using paratransit the waiting time can be boring.
I am very happy to be able to vote privately too and do not ever want
this option to go away. You will be able to register on line in
Franklin county very soon, hooray!

On 5/25/16, Shelbi Hindel via Ohio-Talk <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> I have not had any problems using the accessible voting machines in
> Franklin
> county. I have voted at the Pole and at the Board of Elections. I have more
> of a transportation issue with these two locations than the machines or the
> workers. The Pole used to be very easy to get to by walking from my house
> but was not readily accessible to folks with walking difficulties or in
> wheelchairs. That is the reason for the move to a place that is not so
> readily accessible by walking or city bus. Uber, Lyft or taxi are able to
> be
> used but cost. Our paratransit system requires you to stay two hours and I
> don't take that long to vote. I don't like the machines that we have
> because
> they seem a bit slow and tedious but that is another issue. I am very happy
> to be able to vote independently and privately so will work through the
> tedium of the machine.
> Both of my parents work elections and have done so for years. They have the
> nicest machines and say they know how to access them although that hasn't
> ever been requested. I wonder if they really could do it. I say that just
> because it is my very own parents that I am speaking of. I know they do
> training each election, prior to the day. They are in Muskingum County. I
> do
> not know how the process is handled in other counties.
> Shelbi
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