Many people with aphasia and other difficulties due to stroke or brain injury have trouble reading.
You need to read to vote. And voting is the foundation of our democratic society.
So, how can you vote if you have trouble reading?
Voting is accessible to everyone. We’ll be demonstrating voting technologies, like the AutoMark, at our Open House on Friday, October 3, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. This great device allows you to read AND HEAR, through headphones, the writing on the ballot. Thanks to Voter Education at the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections, we’ll be learning about the AutoMark and other technologies that help people with all kinds of disabilities vote at the polls. Check out a preview of the Automark here.
It’s almost election time, so contact your local supervisor of elections and find out what is available to help you vote. You can even have someone come with you to the polls if you need to!
Every American has the right and privilege to vote. So if you haven’t voted since your stroke, get back to voting today!
Download our Open House flyer with details and directions here. Thanks to USF St. Petersburg College of Education and Student Disability Services for support!