Votem is the only mobile voting platform to take these issues head on for voters who are blind, visually impaired, or have a disability rendering traditional voting procedures difficult.
- Votem allows disabled voters to use their mobile devices to independently receive election alerts, research candidates and issues, access their correct ballot styles, listen to the instructions and choices read aloud, mark their ballots on screen, sigh their completed ballot packages onscreen, and return their ballots electronically from their private email accounts to their election administrators, all without the assistance of other people.
- Fully compliant – thoughtful integration of mandates of the federal and recognized access standards including the ADA, HAVA, WCAG 2.0, the Rehabilitation Act (section 504) and others.
- Votem is accessible, innovative, simple, and will save you money by eliminating the need for purchase and maintain expensive ballot marking machines.
With over 35 million people with disabilities of age to vote, a number that will increase in tandem with an aging population, accessibility and enfranchisement for those with special needs is a large scale and growing problem. Votem will help close the gap of voter turnout for those with disabilities by making it easier to vote.
It combines touch screen, gray-scale, voice command, braille screen input and shake-to-vote technology, making it one of the easiest and most accessible voting devices available.