Voting for the blind now easier with new machines

Voting for most of us is as simple a checkmark in a box, but what if you are unable to see the ballot?

Jennifer Ratliff, a student at Park View School for the Blind, has no problem.

"All you have to do is listen to the directions and turn the Whiz Wheel for categories and your options," she said.

Wednesday, Ratliff and her classmates tested the new voting machines by having a mock election for their favorite sports teams, singers and actors.

Ratliff said knowing the machines will allow for others to vote in privacy and without assistance is an exciting step.

"These new voting machines will be in every polling place throughout the state, helping thousands of Oklahomans that are seeing-impaired," said OSB social worker Jane Thomas.

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