New York Selects Enhanced Voting’s Accessible Vote-By-Mail
to Aid State’s Voters with Disabilities
Jacksonville, FL (September 27, 2022) – The New York State Board of Elections has chosen Enhanced Voting, a leading national provider of accessible and secure electronic ballot delivery, to support New York’s local election officials in providing private and independent access to the ballot for New Yorkers with disabilities.
“The Board’s new Accessible Ballot Delivery System was designed with input from the Disability Community and Enhanced Voting,” said Kristen Zebrowski Stavisky, Co-Executive Director of the New York State Board of Elections. “The final product is an easy-to-use, simple platform with stringent security standards to ensure all voters will have equitable access to a private vote.”
According to the New York State 2020 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System survey, one in five of the adult population of the state – or 3.27 million people – report having a disability due to an impairment or health condition, representing approximately 23% of the state’s voting age population.
“In addition to being fully accessible to voters with visual disabilities, the system is compatible with all major browsers and device sizes, including smartphones and tablets,” said Todd Valentine, Co-Executive Director of the New York State Board of Elections. “The Accessible Ballot Delivery System will allow voters with print disabilities to complete their absentee ballot independently.”
Through Enhanced Ballot, a voter with disabilities can mark and print their electronic ballot remotely from their own homes with or without assistive technologies such as screen readers, sip-and-puff devices, magnifiers, etc., supported by their computers or mobile devices, before returning their ballot to their local board of election office.
“We’re proud to support New York State and its county Boards of Elections in enabling secure ballot access to all voters,” said Aaron Wilson, President of Enhanced Voting. “Through Enhanced Ballot, our intuitive and accessible vote-by-mail solution, New Yorkers with disabilities have a proven and secure option to aid them in navigating their ballot in their homes, using their own devices and assistive technologies.”
Since 2013, Florida-based Enhanced Voting, founded by election technology and security expert Aaron Wilson, has worked with election officials throughout the United States to supply voting solutions that are secure, easy to use, and accessible to all. The company supports electronic ballot delivery for overseas military and civilians and fully accessible vote-by-mail for voters with disabilities. Enhanced Voting also supplies Enhanced Results, a comprehensive election results solution with Election Night Reporting (ENR), custom reports, state results aggregation, and blended systems aggregation. The company’s state-of-the-art electronic ballot delivery and other election technology solutions have been used in election jurisdictions throughout states, including Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Virginia. For more information, contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org.