DENVER (CBS4) – Denver County will use iPads to make it easier for the elderly and the disabled to vote.

Secretary of State Scott Gessler on Monday announced a grant award for a Denver County pilot project to use iPads for voting.

Seven iPads and other equipment will be used in group residential facilities. Voters will be able to increase the text size or even have a ballot read to them.

“It’s important that we embrace new technologies that help us foster civic participation in our elections,” Gessler said in a statement. “This grant shows our partnership to provide all Coloradans with greater access to elections.”

Denver Clerk and Recorder Debra Johnson applied for the Help America Vote Act grant of $12,900 to use iPads.

“The iPads will be used as a ballot marking device,” Johnson said.

They could be available by the June 26 primary. Denver is the first Colorado county to deploy this kind of technology.


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