Voters With Disabilities Feel Left Behind by Paper Ballot Push

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Pen marking a ballot

Voters With Disabilities Feel Left Behind by Paper Ballot Push, published by Stateline, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts.

Here is an excerpt from the article: The recent push toward paper has left voters with disabilities behind, according to Michelle Bishop, a disability advocacy specialist for voting rights at the National Disability Rights Network. Marking a paper ballot with a pen or pencil may seem easy to able-bodied voters, she said. But holding a pen, seeing text on a ballot and so on may not be possible for many people with disabilities.  “Between security and accessibility, one is not more important than the other,” Bishop said. “We have to be able to do both if we really want to make democracy work.”

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