For nearly a decade, disabled voters in Pima County have used a touchscreen voting system, but a new system is being tested Tuesday.
The new system comes with foot pedals and large buttons for those who need that type of help. And, Brad Nelson, the Pima County Elections director, said the ballots will also be displayed in English and Spanish.
“And if you are someone who has a vision impairment, either a total vision impairment or a vision impairment to such a degree that you are not able to read the screen, you also have the ability to hear the ballot read to you in either of those languages," he explained.
If the system is installed countywide it could save a great deal of money because Nelson pointed out most of the equipment is available “off the shelf.”