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Nassau to provide voting machines for disabled

 

BY CELESTE HADRICK

celeste.hadrick@newsday.com

October 30, 2007

 

The Nassau Board of Elections will have handicapped-accessible ballot marking devices at 12 locations throughout the county for next week's election, officials announced.

 

The ballot marking devices, which allow disabled persons to vote independently, will be available for practice purposes beginning today through Monday from 10 a.m. through 4 p.m. at the board offices, 400 County Seat Dr. in Mineola. The board asks that people wanting to practice first call 516-571-2411 to make sure an employee will available for assistance when they arrive.

 

The Able Ride program will provide transportation to and from polling places on Election Day for Able Ride subscribers. For more information or to schedule a ride, call 516-338-4000.

 

The ballot marking devices will be available at the following locations on Nov. 6: Farmingdale Village Hall in Farmingdale; The Hagedorn Little Village School in Seaford; Center for Developmental Disabilities in Woodbury; Greis Park in Lynbrook; Eisenhower Park administrative building in East Meadow; Henry Viscardi School in Albertson; Nassau Board of Elections in Mineola; United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau in Roosevelt; Nassau BOCES-Occupational Therapy, Rosemary Kennedy School in Wantagh; Lido Beach Park in Lido Beach; Temple Hillel in North Woodmere; and Averill Park in Elmont.

 

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