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Voting Accessibility.

Southpaw Insights released a poll last October, commissioned by Smartmatic, about the voting experience at the polls for voters with disabilities.

The survey of 1,004 registered U.S. voters with some form of vision, cognitive, hearing or mobility impairment was designed to better understand the challenges voters with disabilities face when voting and explore ways election technologies can better meet their needs at the voting booth.

Findings show that nearly all voters with disabilities value voting independently, privately and in the same way as everyone else. Yet, more than half of respondents have experienced challenges when casting their votes in person.

Of those surveyed, 65% say they wanted voting machine improvements, such as more user-friendly machines and no paper ballots. The option to vote remotely topped the list of improvements voters with disabilities would like to see in future elections.

To read the full report, visit wp-content/uploads/ 2019/09/SmartmaticReport Southpaw-Insights-aA2.pdf.

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Date:Jan 1, 2020
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