To better accommodate the disabled community, the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's Office purchased ImageCast X (ICX) tablets that allow voters to navigate through a ballot, change contrast settings and text size, and access an audio ballot. The machines also are compatible with the assistive technology Sip-and-Puff, the clerk's office said in a release. A spokesperson says the county bought 30 machines at $2,575 each and plans to acquire another 60, for a grand total of $231,750.
The machines will be set up at nine voter centers for the Nov. 7 election. Disability nonprofit The Independence Center, located at 729 S. Tejon St., will serve as a voter service and polling center on Nov. 6 and 7.