Supervisor of Elections Announces Audio-enabled Sample Ballot for the Upcoming 2016 Election Cycle
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 16, 2015
Contact: Tami Bentley
Supervisor of Elections Announces
Audio-enabled Sample Ballot for the Upcoming 2016 Election Cycle
Pasco County FL - Brian Corley, Supervisor of Elections, Pasco County
Florida announced the addition of an audio-enabled sample ballot for the
upcoming 2016 election cycle, provided by Democracy Live, the leading
provider of web balloting in the United States. The audio ballot, a valuable
tool for voters with disabilities, voters in the military and Americans
living abroad, will be accessible through the LiveBallot application which
is hosted on the secure Microsoft Cloud for Government. The audio-enabled
ballot is multilingual, and compatible with all major screen readers,
tactile switches, closed captioning and sip and puff systems.
"Having balloting information readily available and easily accessible for
voters with the challenge of distance or disabilities can only further
empower them in exercising their right to vote," said Supervisor Corley.
"I'm excited about adding this valuable tool to our county."
"Over the years, our LiveBallot Accessible Sample Ballot has been deployed
in hundreds of elections and has always been well received by the disability
community," says Bryan Finney, President of Democracy Live. "We are excited
for the voters of Pasco County to now have access to it."
Democracy Live, based in Seattle, Washington, was founded in 2007 with the
goal of simplifying the voting process for all US citizens by providing
innovative and accessible balloting tools that also reduce the cost of
holding elections. Democracy Live has been awarded grants from the US
Elections Assistance, Microsoft, Intel and the U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services to assist the 35 million disabled voters in the U.S. With
over 500 successful deployments to date, Democracy Live is the largest
provider of web balloting in the United States. For more information visit
Brian E. Corley
Supervisor of Elections