A Clovernook Center employee with visual impairment tests the new accessible voting machine at Clovernook Center.

August 8, 2019

New Way to Independently Cast Ballot When Early Voting at the BOE

Hamilton County Board of Elections officials will visit Clovernook Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired on Tuesday, August 12 to demonstrate a new voting system – first used in May 2019 – in preparation for the November 2019 General Election. Clovernook Center customers and employees who are blind or visually impaired will learn about new and improved features of the system that allow them to vote independently, and be able to test the new equipment.

“Voters will continue to cast their votes on a paper ballot. The system functions the same way but with a new look, new technology, and new security features,” said Director Sherry Poland. “I like to compare this process to trading in an old reliable car for a new, upgraded model.”

Accessible voting equipment will also be set up at the Hamilton County Board of Elections office to test for those interested. It will also have machines set up at the Board of Elections office for early voting. The organization plans to have at least one accessible voting machine at every polling place in the November 2019 General Election.

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