Touch Screen Voting
During elections that have a federal race on the ballot, there will be a touch screen voting unit in each polling place. Touch screen voting is intended for the blind, disabled and voters with reading difficulties. Alaska's touch screen voting units allow disabled voters to vote unassisted through the use of a magnified, high contrast and audio ballot. If you need to vote using a touch screen unit, ask an election worker for this voting option.
In addition to English, the touch screen voting unit offers voting information in Filipino (Tagalog) for precincts in Kodiak and Yup'ik for precincts in the Bethel census area.
When the voter casts an electronic ballot, there is a voter-verifiable paper trail produced by the touch screen unit. This paper print-out is secured behind a screen and allows the voter to verify the electronic ballot for accuracy.
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