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Following Lawsuit, Virginia Will Allow Residents With Vision Impairments To Receive Mail-In Ballots Electronically.

September 1, 2020

The Washington Post (9/1, Flynn) reports, “For vision-impaired voters in Virginia, there was no easy way to vote.” These residents “would either have to risk their health to vote in person, or forgo voter privacy by asking someone to fill in the blanks on their mail-in ballot forms.” But after the disAbility Law Center of Virginia “and several other groups advocating for the blind filed a federal lawsuit, the Virginia Department of Elections has agreed to offer a new option” which “will allow vision-impaired individuals to electronically receive mail-in ballots compatible with screen-reader assistive technology.”

Last modified on 09/04/2020

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