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Blind Florida Voters Settle Lawsuit Over Vote-By-Mail Access

July 27, 2020, 4:11 PM

Five Florida counties will test a technology intended to make voting by mail accessible for voters with disabilities, according to a settlement Monday between the state and a group representing blind voters.

The agreement requires formation of a blue-ribbon commission to develop a system for implementing the pilot program statewide by March 2022, Matthew Dietz, the attorney representing The Florida Council of the Blind Inc., said in a hearing in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida.

The pilot program will be conducted in Miami-Dade, Nassau, Orange, Volusia and Pinellas counties, Dietz said.

The advocacy group had been ...