Concord settlement could nudge other cities, towns to purchase accessible ballot machines
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Posted on 10/16/2019 by
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When the city of Concord and the U.S. Department of Justice forged an agreement in February, it was supposed to help people in Concord with disabilities vote at the polls.

Now, it might become the template for cities and towns across the state.

The agreement required Concord to provide accessible voting machines at local or municipal elections – four years after a resident filed a federal complaint. That meant providing machines that could read aloud selections for those who are blind and allow the use of keyboards or tablet screens to make choices.

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