County Showcases New Accessible Voting Devices at Open Houses

 10/12/2017 - 01:12

The public is invited to learn about new voting devices that are coming to all Washtenaw County polling places.

Washtenaw County is holding an open house from 5 to 7 p.m., Oct. 25 at the Washtenaw Learning Resource Center, 4135 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor.

Attendees can try the county’s new vote tabulator and mark and cast demonstration ballots. Staff from the county clerk’s office will be present to answer questions.

The new system will continue to use optical scan paper, allowing for hand recounts.

On Oct. 20, from noon to 4 p.m., the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living hosts an open house to show a new accessible device that allows all voters to cast ballots privately and independently. This device includes an audio ballot reader and accommodates adaptive devices such as a sip-and-puff. Attendees will be able to mark and cast demonstration ballots and county staff will be on hand. The Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living is located at 3941 Research Park Drive, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108.

For more information call the Washtenaw County Clerk Elections Division at 734-222-6730 or email elections@washtenaw.org.

 

 

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