Oregon is set to become the first state to use Apple’s iPad in the voting process.
Tomorrow, election workers are taking iPads to disabled voters who might otherwise have difficulties marking their ballots. These voters are able to pull up the ballot on the iPad and tap the screen to mark the candidate of their choice before printing out their completed ballot and send it in by mail.
Apple donated five iPads to Oregon for the program, and Oregon spent about $75,000 to create the necessary software. Oregon election officials say they are hoping the iPad will totally replace the old handicapped accessible equipment program, which is outdated and difficult to use. Approximately 800 people used that service in 2010.
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