A visitor tries out Automark's electronic voting system at the National Federation of the Blind conference in July 2005. The Voter Assist Terminal is designed for use by people who aren't able to personally mark a ballot as a result of physical impairments or language barriers, the company says. A paper printout of the finished ballot is provided to voters.
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