Tara Calligan

Correction: The Lee County Supervisor of Elections Office says theĀ iVotronicĀ Voting system is ADA compliant however in 2007 the state legislature stopped the public use of that system and only allowed them to be used for the disabled. However they now being replaced because they are old and not user friendly.

A new voting system allows voters with disabilities to cast their ballots anonymously and without help. The Lee County Elections Office held a demonstration recently revealing the ExpressVote universal voting system.

Florida statutes require the current touch screen voting devices to be replaced by 2020. Lee County wants them replaced by the 2016 Presidential election. Its Supervisor of Elections seeks $715,000 in funding this fall to have them up and running by then.