WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y -- Assemblywoman Sandy Galef (D-Ossining) reminds residents that "B" voting machines are available:
With the upcoming primary elections in September and general elections in November, I am reminded of discussions I have had with people about how difficult the paper ballot is to read and mark at the same time. I want to remind everyone there are other voting machines that you can use to vote.
The “B” machine is available for any voter who requests it at the polling places. This machine makes it easier to see the many candidates to choose from as well as the three referendum items you will be asked to vote upon in the general election. Voters who use the “B” machine still will see their paper ballot printout and votes are counted the same way.
Last November, I tested out the new voting machine. I have seen how much better it is for viewing and filling out the ballot, especially if you have forgotten your glasses or have a hard time seeing.
The “B” machine does it all for you. The ballot appears on a computer screen, which allows the voter to adjust the type size on the ballot to make it easier to view all the options.
I am hoping this machine will become more popular since it really offers an improved voter experience. The more people use it, the easier it will become for poll workers to stay familiar with the “B” machinene so it can be used correctly. Give it a try.