Montana: Aging voting machines pose challenges for disabled, counties | Associated Press

May 9, 2017

Elections clerks across Montana could find themselves increasingly challenged to serve voters with severe physical disabilities because of a dwindling supply of polling equipment designed especially for people who cannot use traditional voting machines. Existing inventories of voting machines for disabled voters are antiquated, some nearly two decades old. Many units are in disrepair and elections officials have been unable to replace the aging machines with newer, modern equipment because of state law. In 2008, a disabled voter sued Missoula County for not being in full compliance with federal law when it did not have a backup unit for a malfunctioning machine specially designed for people who do not have full function of their limbs.
“We really need to invest in new technology,” said Rebecca Connors, the elections administrator for Missoula County. “The equipment we have are at the end of their useful lives.”

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