Oregon iPad voting goes statewide

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Friday, May 11, 2012

All 36 Oregon counties will have at least one iPad and printer to help disabled voters mark a ballot in next week's primary.

Officials say nearly 200 voters used an iPad to mark ballots in a pilot project limited to a five-county special election, including Clatsop County. The tablets are supposed to make it easier for voters to mark their ballot privately if they can't use the traditional pen and paper.

The iPad's accessibility features allow voters to use external accessories or other customizations to fit their needs. Voters with vision impairments, for example, can adjust the font size and color, or they can plug in headphones to hear the ballot read aloud.

Read more at The Daily Astorian.

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