[NFBWA-Students] Voting News
mjc59 at comcast.net
Sat Oct 24 19:55:45 UTC 2020
As Ben Prows said in his post to the list this morning you can check your county elections website or call them to confirm that your signature was excepted and your vote was verified. This information is available to all voters.
I strongly encourage everyone to vote even if it means you have to get sighted assistance. The National Federation of the Blind operates blind voter resources under a grant from the federal government through the Help America Vote Act. We need your feedback about your voting experience (good or bad). Please go to the resource page for blind voters and complete the blind voter survey. There are separate surveys depending on whether you vote in person or by mail:
On election day the blind voter hotline will also be open to take calls about voting access issues. The phone number is 1-877-632-1940. This line will be open from 7 AM Eastern to 8 PM Pacific.
Please note my other email about the Lyft coupons available for accessing voting.
Sent from Marci's iPhone
>> On Oct 24, 2020, at 11:45 AM, Lauren Merryfield via NFBWATlk <nfbwatlk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> I am really worried about this, too, because my signature is like a chameleon, changes all the time. I have a copy of my signature at their office, but they may not accept mine. What do we do?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: NFBWATlk <nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org> On Behalf Of Jim Portillo via NFBWATlk
> Sent: Saturday, October 24, 2020 9:49 AM
> To: 'NFB of Washington Talk Mailing List' <nfbwatlk at nfbnet.org>
> Cc: Jim Portillo <portillo.jim at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [NFBWATlk] Alarming Voting News
> Thanks Ben.
> Yeah, more and more, as I continue to hear about all the problems people have, I am thankful for the opportunity to use accessible voting machines. It's less of a hassle and almost guarantees my vote gets counted.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: NFBWATlk <nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org> On Behalf Of Bennett Prows via NFBWATlk
> Sent: Saturday, October 24, 2020 8:43 AM
> To: Marci Carpenter via NFBWATlk <nfbwatlk at nfbnet.org>
> Cc: Bennett Prows <bjprows at comcast.net>
> Subject: [NFBWATlk] Alarming Voting News
> Hi Listers,
> I have some disturbing news. I had my ballot in the drop box near my apartment last Sunday, as did the rest of my family. On Thursday, my daughters went on line to the King County elections web site, and checked to make sure all our votes were in. They found that all of our ballots were in, but only mine was *rejected. My signature didn’t match the signature they have on file for me. The notice said the county elections folks would reach out to me, but that I could fill out the signature form, and either send it in or upload and email it. Since I haven’t heard from them, that’s what I’m going to do today.
> I strongly recommend that you the listers here, make sure to check the election web site, or call the telephone number in your area that will get you the information about tracking your ballot. I’m so glad my daughters checked. I will somehow get my vote counted, even if I have to ultimately go to an election center and use a machine.
> Please remember to vote!
> Sent from Mail for Windows 10/s/Bennett Prows
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