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Machine Makes Voting Easier for Seniors

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Residents at Touchmark are trying out a voting machine made for seniors and those with vision loss.

The machine is called the "Auto Mark."

It allows the voter to listen to the candidates names instead of reading them and make the font larger for them to see more clearly.

Once they choose a candidate, the machine fills in the ballot and spits it out for the voter to take to the ballot box.

Scott Weissman with the Interagency Program for Assistive Technology led the demo and believes everyone, no matter their age, should be able to vote.

"I just really wanted to make individuals know that even though they may have difficulty casting their vote in a traditional way, there's still a way to go to the polling station and make that happen," Weissman said.

He says the "Auto Mark" machine is available at every polling place.

They are currently updating the machine to make it lighter and easier to operate.

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