[NFBWATlk] Fwd: Opportunity to practive vote on Democracy Live OmniBallot and to participate in Q&A meeting with Democracy Live

Judy Jones sonshines59 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 25 21:16:40 UTC 2020

Thanks Marci!

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Cc: Marci Carpenter <mjc59 at comcast.net>
Subject: [NFBWATlk] Fwd: Opportunity to practive vote on Democracy Live OmniBallot and to participate in Q&A meeting with Democracy Live

This is a good opportunity for those who might not be familiar with the online ballot marking system used here in Washington state.

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> From: "Blake, Lou Ann" <LBlake at nfb.org>
> Date: September 25, 2020 at 1:09:51 PM PDT
> To: "mindyjoy at nyc.rr.com" <mindyjoy at nyc.rr.com>, "State President, 
> Washington" <mjc59 at comcast.net>, "Labarre, Scott" 
> <slabarre at labarrelaw.com>, "State President, Vermont" 
> <moecookjr at gmail.com>, "State President, District of Columbia" 
> <callaway.shawn at gmail.com>, "State President, California" 
> <statepresidentcalifornia at nfb.org>, "State President, Florida" 
> <valkemadenise at aol.com>
> Cc: "President, National Federation of the Blind" 
> <OfficeOfThePresident at nfb.org>, "Lewis, Anil" <ALewis at nfb.org>, 
> "Kaloc, Jeff" <JKaloc at nfb.org>
> Subject: Opportunity to practive vote on Democracy Live OmniBallot and 
> to participate in Q&A meeting with Democracy Live
> Dear Colleagues,
> Please distribute the below information to affiliate members through your affiliate lists.
> Did you know that you may have access to an accessible way to mark an absentee ballot privately and independently for the upcoming November general election? The States of Washington, Colorado, Vermont, and the District of Columbia will make the Democracy Live OmniBallot available to voters with disabilities as the accessible absentee ballot marking system for the upcoming November general elections. In addition, many counties in California, as well as, Miami-Dade, Orange, Pinellas, Nassau and Volusia counties in Florida, and New York City will also be making the Democracy Live OmniBallot available to voters with disabilities in November.
> Blind and low-vision voters in these states and local jurisdictions who are interested in the Democracy Live system are encouraged to participate in a Q&A meeting with Democracy Live on Wednesday, October 14 at 8:00 – 9:00 PM Eastern. This meeting will include a demo of the system, and provide an opportunity to ask Democracy Live representatives questions. The Zoom meeting information is as follows:
> Lou Ann Blake is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
> Topic: Democracy Live Demo and Q&A Meeting
> Time: Oct 14, 2020 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
> Join Zoom Meeting
> https://zoom.us/j/96348347999?pwd=L2x6MytpTG1aY2FJd0xqcWlWUTZpQT09
> Meeting ID: 963 4834 7999
> Passcode: 155726
> One tap mobile
> +13017158592,,96348347999# US (Germantown) 16468769923,,96348347999# 
> +US (New York)
> Dial by your location
>         +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
>         +1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
>         +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
>         +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
>         +1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose)
>         +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
>         +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
> Meeting ID: 963 4834 7999
> Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/aepvYnqJCt
> Blind and low-vision voters who will be using the Democracy Live system, or who are considering using the Democracy Live system to mark their absentee ballot for the November general election are encouraged  to become familiar with this system prior to the election.  Democracy Live has created a demo ballot that members can access and mark the ballot as many times as they wish. The link to the OnniBallot demo ballot and login information are as follows:
> First name: Sample
> Last name: Voter
> DoB: 1/1/1999
> Link to Portal. Remember to select the Accessible Absentee Ballot option and use the login credentials above.
> https://sites.omniballot.us/EBR_ADA/app/home
> Be sure to bring any questions you may have after using the demo ballot to the Q&A meeting on October 14th at 8:00 PM. If you any questions, please feel free to contact Lou Ann Blake at lblake at nfb.org or 410-659-9314, ext. 2221, or Jeff Kaloc at jkaloc at nfb.org, or 410-659-9314, ext. 2206.
> Best regards,
> Lou Ann
> Lou Ann Blake, J.D.
> Director of Research Programs, Blindness Initiatives
> 200 East Wells Street, Baltimore, MD 21230
> (410) 659-9314, extension 2221 | lblake at nfb.org
> The National Federation of the Blind is a community of members and friends who believe in the hopes and dreams of the nation’s blind. Every day we work together to help blind people live the lives they want.
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