[Ohio-talk] voting machines

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Sat May 28 12:10:01 UTC 2016


The states run he program, but the counties choose the machines and tain personnel in how to set them up and use them.
Barbara Pierce 
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> On May 27, 2016, at 10:43 PM, Robert Spangler via Ohio-Talk <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> 
> Isn't that supposed to become a state-wide thing?
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ohio-Talk [mailto:ohio-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Cheryl
> Fields via Ohio-Talk
> Sent: Friday, May 27, 2016 12:37 PM
> To: NFB of Ohio Announcement and Discussion List <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org>
> Cc: Cheryl Fields <cherylelaine1957 at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Ohio-talk] voting machines
> 
> 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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