RESOLUTION 2011-18

Innovative Voting System Accessibility

AMERICAN COUNCIL OF THE BLIND
RESOLUTION 2011-18

SUMMARY:

1. The American Council of the Blind remains absolutely committed to the promotion of privacy, verifiability, independence, and security as indispensable elements of any new system being considered.

2. Whatever new system is being considered for adoption in any jurisdiction must be secure, verifiable, and must allow for independent voting in privacy.

3. This organization encourages universities, vendors and other public entities to continue to seek innovative approaches that will create systems that meet all the criteria as set forth in this resolution.

WHEREAS, the American Council of the Blind has passed resolutions affirming the right of people who are blind or have low vision to vote privately, verifiably and independently; and

WHEREAS, the ACB is also on record clearly and categorically asserting the right of people who are blind or visually impaired to vote securely; and

WHEREAS, considerable work is currently being done using innovative voting system options;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the American Council of the Blind in convention assembled at the John Ascuaga Nugget Hotel Resort and Casino in Sparks, Nev., on the 15th day of July, 2011 that the American Council of the Blind remains absolutely committed to the promotion of privacy, verifiability, independence, and security as indispensable elements of any new system being considered; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that whatever new system is being considered for adoption in any jurisdiction must be secure, verifiable, and must allow for independent voting in privacy; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this organization encourage universities, vendors and other public entities to continue to seek innovative approaches that will create systems that meet all the criteria as set forth in this resolution.

Adopted.

Marlaina Lieberg, Secretary