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Making every vote count. United States Election Assistance Commission The Technology of Voting Voters in Long-Term Care Facilities October 10, 2008.

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1 Making every vote count. United States Election Assistance Commission The Technology of Voting Voters in Long-Term Care Facilities October 10, 2008

2 Background Section 208 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) Voters who require assistance to vote by reason of blindness, disability, or inability to read or write may be given assistance by a person of the voter’s choice, other than the voter’s employer or agent of that employer or officer or agent of the voter’s union. Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped Act (VAEHA) [1984] Polling place accessibility Alternate means of casting a ballot Registration and voting aids State defines “accessible” Making every vote count. United States Election Assistance Commission

3 National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA) State-funded programs that are primarily engaged in providing services to persons with disabilities must: Provide voter registration forms Assist in completing and submitting them to the appropriate State official Making every vote count. United States Election Assistance Commission

4 Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) Secretary of Health and Human Services payments (HAVA §261): Make polling places accessible Provide information about the accessibility of polling places Voting system standards (HAVA §301): Verify the ballot (in a private and independent manner) Change the ballot or correct any error (in a private and independent manner) At least one DRE or other voting system equipped for individuals with disabilities at each polling place Making every vote count. United States Election Assistance Commission

5 Making every vote count. United States Election Assistance Commission What type of outreach/voting assistance will be provided? 1.Voter registration 2.Absentee ballot request 3.Complete absentee ballot 4.Submit absentee ballot 5.Provide voting opportunity: a)Provide accessible voting system to cast their vote b)Establish site as polling place

6 Absentee Ballot Request Form

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9 Direct Recording Electronic (DRE) Pushbutton

10 Direct Recording Electronic (DRE) Touch screen

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15 Implementation ELECTIONS PEOPLETECHNOLOGYPROCESSES

16 Making every vote count. United States Election Assistance Commission Laiza N. Otero Deputy Director of Voting System Testing & Certification Tel: (202) Fax: (202)


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