Testimonials

The County and Democracy Live are to be congratulated for developing and deploying this modern tool to assist all voters in the County and around the world.

Norm Dicks

Former U.S. Congressman

Democracy Live’s system is a marvelous example of a universal design. It provides a valuable resource on voter information for all citizens, including those with disabilities who often lack access to this critical information about candidates and issues.

Deborah Cook

University of Washington Center for Technology and Disability Studies

As a voter and advocate who is blind, I believe that the voting experience should be accessible to all, including those with disabilities. The voting tool should be easy to use, while ensuring that voters are able to cast their vote in a secure, private and and independent fashion. After testing products developed by Democracy Live, I have determined that their products exceed my expectations, thereby providing equal access to voter information prior to and during the voting session, as directed by the United States Department of Justice and disability rights laws.

Kenneth Semien, Sr.

President, American Council of the Blind of Texas

I was VERY IMPRESSED with the sample ballots from Democracy Live in that I had no problems using their page, it was consistent, read everything properly, marked correctly in the form fields and printing.  I believe that the disabled community would find this product to be a pleasure to work with and feel competent in exercising their Constitutional Right to vote.

Carl Russo

Ohio voter

Allowed me, as an active duty service member stationed away from home, to still take part in important political decisions at home.

UOCAVA voter

This is wonderful! It’s clear and easy to follow, using various screen reader options works well, all information is provided, and even the write-in option is accessible, not always true with the machines. Great job! This is going to open up so many opportunities. It’s also laying the groundwork for other kinds of things.

Vicky Prahin

Executive Director, American Council of the Blind of Ohio

Democracy Live provides options to the military that they never had before. It cuts the transit time in half for military voters waiting to get their ballots. It gives them plenty of time to get their ballot and return it in time to be counted.

Dolores Gilmore

Kitsap County Auditor

The work of Democracy Live demonstrates that compliance with international standards on accessibility is readily achievable in the electoral space.

Janet Lord

Harvard Law School Project on Disability

I am an individual with a disability… My quality of life has been enhanced by my ability to vote independently and Democracy Live gives me that opportunity.

Eric Hilton

South Carolina voter

As someone with MS it is hard to stand in the voting booth and mark my ballot by hand. This is much easier!

Beverly Justice

Ohio voter