Voting Help for the Blind

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Blind people can now vote in privacy in Colorado Springs without the help of a sighted person in the booth.

The county has installed machines called "Visual Impaired Ballot Station," a sit down audio booth. Voters hear a description of each ballot item and vote a numeric keyboard.

Members of the American Council of the Blind Southern Colorado Chapter cast their ballots Saturday using the machines.

Most said it was a great improvement, and basically gave them the same rights as sighted people.

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