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electionlineWeekly — October 26, 2017

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 VII. Tech Thursday

California: San Mateo County Chief Elections Officer Mark Church this week announced the release of a new Accessible Vote by Mail system for disabled and visually impaired voters. The new Accessible Vote by Mail system allows disabled and visually impaired voters to access and mark their ballot in a screen-readable format using their personal computers.

New Jersey: The New Jersey Elections Division has added the Gujarati and Korean languages to the state’s elections website. About 110,000 people in New Jersey speak Gujarati. “Older generations have kids that go to schools here, they are paying taxes, they are naturalized citizens, but they are still not fully comfortable with the English language because they came here later in life,” Indian American state Assemblyman Raj Mukherji said.

Also in New Jersey, Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon has announced an upgrade to the county’s mobile app Monmouth County Votes.