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Complaint filed over lack of voting machines for disabled
A civic reform group has filed a complaint against Nebraska's Secretary of State's office for not providing machines designed for people with disabilities.
Nebraskans for Civic Reform filed the formal complaint on behalf of Fatos Floyd Tuesday saying the office violated federal election law by not making Automark machines available at the Lancaster County Election Commissioner's office at the same time early voting was available for all voters.
Federal law required Automark machines to be present at polling places to provide for private and independent voting for people with disabilities.
Floyd is blind and said she was surprised to find the machine designated for her use was not ready on time for her to vote.
She also stressed the importance of private independent voting for her, saying blind people had to fight hard to attain that right.
Floyd and Nebraskans for Civic Reform are requesting that the Secretary of State ensure the immediate compliance of all counties with federal law requiring that Automarks be available for voters with disabilities.
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