Posted by: servicecoordination | November 3, 2014

Access by Voters with Disabilities

Maryland is committed to making voting accessible to all voters. Almost all of Maryland’s polling places are accessible to voters with disabilities on election day.

Is my polling place accessible?

Use the voter look-up website to find out if your polling place is accessible. If your polling place is not accessible, there will be a list of the reasons why. This may help you decide if the polling place is accessible for you.

Is the touchscreen voting unit accessible?

The touchscreen voting unit is accessible to most voters. Using a headset and keypad, blind voters and voters with low vision are able to vote by listening to the ballot selections and by using the keypad. You may also choose to use the high contrast and large print functions of the voting unit. The touchscreen voting unit can also be used by voters who need to sit while voting.

If you want use the audio ballot, ask an election judge. Election judges will answer questions and help you, if needed.

Can someone help me vote?

Yes. You can bring someone to help you vote as long as that person is not:

  • Your employer or an agent of your employer
  • An officer or agent of your union
  • A challenger or watcher

Or, you may choose to have two election judges help you.

The person helping you must sign the Voter Assistance Form and cannot suggest how you should vote.

For more information, visit: http://www.elections.state.md.us/voting/accessibility.html

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