Alternate Format Ballots Readied For Oregon's May Primary Election

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In support of the State of Oregon's ongoing commitment to making it easier for voters to cast their ballots, OakTree Digital's Alternate Format and Large Format Ballots will be used for the upcoming May 18th Primary Election.

OakTree Digital's Alternate Format Ballot is an HTML ballot that works alongside Oregon’s vote by mail process to enable individuals with disabilities, including non-visual accessibility and visually impaired to vote in much the same manner as all Oregon Voters: independently and privately from home, on an assistive computer in the election offices or another place of the voters’ choosing.

The AFB application converts election data from Oregon's Centralized Voter Registration (OCVR) system into a W3C compliant HTML coded ballot. The ballot works with several assistive devices as well as Ai Squared's ZoomText magnification and screen reading software product. The AFB was first used for the 2008 May Oregon Primary..

The Large Print Ballot processor follows the same data path but produces 11" x 17" or 8.5" x 14" PDF's with specialized 18 point typeface. The counties mail these ballots to voters who have requested large print format to assist them in voting independently. The voters fold and submit their large print ballots in the secrecy envelops like any other ballot.

OakTree Digital is marketing the AFB/LPB process to other states looking to meet the spirit of the HAVA requirements. For details see OakTree Digital AFB Product Brief.

OakTree Digital is a full-service on-line marketing and technology services agency offering a range of services including corporate website design, business process eLearning applications, intranet/extranet applications, e-commerce solutions and search engine marketing For a comprehensive listing of capabilities and portfolio samples, visit OakTree Digital or call 800-644-3824.

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