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Get involved! Help promote voting and voter registration by becoming an election judge, conducting voter registration drives, sharing fact sheets and other outreach and education materials including applications and information in multiple languages.

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New accessible voting technology

Hennepin County polling places will feature new assistive voting technology this year. The OmniBallot Tablet is a ballot marking device for voters with disabilities, allowing voters to mark their ballots independently and privately without using a pen.

Accessible

  • Provides ballot magnification or high-contrast background for voters with visual impairment
  • Offers audio reading of the ballot through headphones
  • Allows voters three options to mark choices:
    • Touchscreen
    • Braille keypad
    • 3-button device 

Easy to use

  • Uses the same ballot as everyone else
  • A printer fills the ovals on the ballot
  • Ballot goes in the same tabulator to be counted as all other ballots
  • An election judge will be available at polling places to answer questions

Learn more

To schedule an organization or group demonstration email voteroutreach@hennepin.us.

Watch or listen to a video about How to use the OmniBallot Tablet!

Download a printable overview

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