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Disability Rights Groups Seek Equal Access to Ballot through Voting Machine Bill, Lawsuit

February 2, 2021

A Maryland lawmaker wants all of the state’s voters to mark their ballots with devices rather than by hand, arguing that the move would make voting more equitable for people with disabilities. Maryland voters currently have the option of using a ballot marking device at in-person polling locations. According to the Maryland State Board of Elections website, those devices produce “a voter verifiable paper record and [allow] voters with disabilities to vote privately and independently.”

Article Source: Maryland Matters

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