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Hi to everyone in the community. I first want to take this opportunity to thank the community moderators for allowing me to report on my take of today's events. Having people report from various states is an excellent idea.

I voted earlier today, and it went without a hitch. As I am totally blind, I was able to use an accessible voting machine, allowing me to vote independently, without sighted assistance. I had done so for the first time two years ago in the local election, and was even more excited that I could do today. The process was completed without any problems, minus the minute or so of panic after I pressed the Vote button and didn't get any auditory feedback that my ballot had been cast, although it was. (I suggested that a change be made to have some sort of auditory message saying the ballot had been cast implemented in the future, so maybe it will).

I experienced no long lines when I went into my polling place, although friends who had gone in earlier in the morning said that that wasn't the case for them. One of the candidates running for senator in my local district was outside the polling place when I was walking up, and I did exchange a brief "hello" with him before going in. I was actually surprised and a bit disappointed there weren't any incidents as far as people challenging other voters or anything like that, but on the other hand, I'm glad my voting experience was hassle-free. I hope the experience was likewise for all of you, or at the very least, that the problems you experienced were minimal.

Once again, I'd like to thank the moderators of this community for allowing me to be able to share my experience with you all. Now we wait and see what happens...

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bossiballs wrote:
Nov. 5th, 2008 12:12 am (UTC)
Auditory delay (voting).
Hiya.

Am busy, Just a very quick note to let you know that someone
recieved your idea loud and clear.

Will be bringing this to the attention of the bod behind TAFN
(The Accessible Friends Network) on Tuesday next.

His name is Leon, and he may well be in contact sooner,
rather than later.

Regards.
d

Boss@i-balls.org

unsilenceddream wrote:
Nov. 5th, 2008 02:16 am (UTC)
Re: Auditory delay (voting).
Hi,
Thanks for getting back to me. If I can help better the voting experience for elections in the future, then I'm all for it.
Take care.
bossiballs wrote:
Nov. 17th, 2008 06:10 pm (UTC)
Re: Auditory delay (voting).
Hiya,
Leon is here, he says......
www.vipnews.org.uk
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