Making voting accessible

All cities and towns have developed plans to enable people who are visually impaired to vote.

Here are four steps that they have taken which could be very helpful for people who are visually impaired:

  • They have AutoMARK voting machines which has both Braille and audio output which reads the information on the ballot for the voter.
  • Many polling stations offer voters magnifiers to make reading ballots easier
  • A voter who is visually impaired can request someone they know to accompany them into the voting booth to assist them
  • A voter who is visually impaired and who has no one to assist them can request a poll worker to assist them

A person who is visually impaired simply has to request some assistance. With that help he/she can vote again with ease and dignity.