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The lesser-known forms of voter suppression: one man’s story

It was a single question about continuing a penny sales tax in his rural southwest Georgia county, but voter Stancil Tootle will never know if his answer was what he intended.

Tootle is blind, and while sighted voters take for granted their ability to visually verify their ballot choices, it requires the use of an iPhone and assistive technology device for Tootle to be able to do the same thing.

“To this day I don’t know if what was on the paper was what I selected at the booth because they denied me the ability to verify it,” Tootle told Atlanta Civic Circle. “Since I don’t have the ability to look with my eyes, they treated me like a criminal.”

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1 Comment

  1. Ken May 4, 2021 12:26 pm

    Stop this nonsensical rhetoric, please. I beg you. Incompetence is not voter suppression. Having worked in government, I know it is a constant battle to keep people with disabilities in mind when developing resources. This is why the federal government dedicates considerable resources to 508 compliance.Report

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