[Ohio-talk] Blind Voter Hotline

richard rchpay7 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 13 08:34:14 UTC 2016


The Help America Vote Act (HAVA) requires that every polling place have at
least one accessible voting machine available for every federal election so
voters with disabilities can cast a private and independent ballot. To help
ensure that blind and low vision voters are not denied this right, the
National Federation of the Blind will host an Election Day hotline that
blind and visually impaired voters, poll workers, and voting rights
advocates can call when problems with accessible voting technology or other
barriers are preventing a blind voter from casting a private and independent
The hotline will be available on November 8, 2016, by calling 1-877-632-1940
from 7 a.m. EST to 7 p.m. PST. Individuals who have experience in the
operation of accessible voting technology will be manning the hotline to
provide assistance to blind voters, election officials, and voting rights
Following the November 8th elections, the NFB will conduct an online survey
to determine the experience of blind voters. A link to the online survey
will be available from the NFB home page following the election.
Questions about the blind voter hotline or the blind voter survey may be
directed to Charles Brown by e-mail at cbrown at nfb.org or by phone at
410-659-9314, extension 2224; or Lou Ann Blake, by e-mail at lblake at nfb.org
or by phone at 410-659-9314, extension 2221. 
Be sure to make your voice heard by exercising your right to vote!

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