Disabled voters across New York will use the same type of machine to cast their ballots in the fall presidential elections now that the state has approved just one device for counties to select.
Last month, local election officials were told they could choose between three machines to meet the needs of the disabled.
But state Board of Elections officials couldn’t decide whether two of the machines met state and federal standards. A board spokesman says county officials were told last week the choice was reduced to one.
The voting machine change is required by the Help America Vote Act, which was enacted after the contested 2000 presidential election to ensure voting accuracy and access for the disabled.