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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Election Center's Accessible Voting Workshop in St. Louis


09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

St. Louis, Missouri: The Election Center is conducting one of six accessible voting workshop seminars nationwide to help election jurisdictions of all sizes to prepare for an anticipated rise in the number of voters with disabilities. Each day-long session will have the same content.

The Election Center is conducting six accessible voting workshop seminars to help election jurisdictions of all sizes to prepare for an anticipated rise in the number of voters with disabilities. Each day-long session will have the same content.

Schedule: Chicago (Nov 12); San Francisco (Jan 30); St. Louis (Feb 13); Seattle (March 7); Washington, DC (March 18); Minneapolis (April 10).

For details on how to participate, see the Research Alliance for Accessible Voting (RAAV) Seminars BROCHURE or visit the Election Center website. The seminars are made possible through a grant by EAC.

Background: In FY 2009 and FY 2010, Congress provided funds to the EAC to develop a research program to continue to support accessible voting technology. In September 2010, EAC awarded a $500,000 grant for the Military Heroes Initiative to the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF). Read more about it here. In 2011, EAC awarded $7,000,000 to support research on technologies and approaches to meet the challenge of making voting accessible for all eligible voters. Grants were awarded to ITIF and Clemson University. The Election Center, on behalf of Clemson University, conducted four RAAV training sessions in 2012 to receive input on the issue of voting accessibility. For more information, see the 2010 Accessible Voting Technology Initiative.

 

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