Innovations in Elections: Making Voting Accessible for Everyone

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Castro, Daniel

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I hope you can join us at this upcoming event.

 

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Innovations in Elections: Making Voting Accessible for Everyone

 

Voting is an important activity for citizens in any democracy, but when elections are not accessible for people with disabilities, as many as 20 percent of potential U.S. voters--47 million individuals--face barriers to voting. While elections are more accessible today than in years past, more progress is needed. Advances in technology have created new opportunities for innovation in elections. In addition, many of the voting systems adopted after the Help America Vote Act are coming to the end of their useful lifecycles and will soon need to be replaced, creating a new opportunity to invest in innovative, accessible voting technology.

 

Join ITIF for a discussion of new technologies, practices, and policies that can help make elections more accessible for everyone. This event will showcase technology developed as part of the ITIF Accessible Voting Technology Initiative funded by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.

 

When:

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

 

Location:

First Amendment Room at the National Press Club

529 14th St NW (13th Floor Ballroom)

Washington, DC 20045

 

Register now - http://www.itif.org/events/innovations-elections-making-voting-accessible-everyone

 

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Daniel Castro

Senior Analyst | Information Technology & Innovation Foundation

202-626-5742 | dca...@itif.org | www.itif.org

Twitter: twitter.com/castrotech | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/danieldcastro

 

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