Some advocates for the disabled say that the new paper ballot voting machines deny people who need assistance the right to a secret ballot. These advocates point out that some people, because of a disability, cannot fill out a ballot on their own.
Assemb. Michelle Schimel's voting machine legislation (A.9178) – maintaining lever voting machines for school district, villages and special district elections until December 31, 2014 – will likely be voted on in the next week, a spokeswoman from her office said.
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