Inventor

Douglas W. Jones

Document Type

Patent

Patent Number

US Patent 7,134,597

Patent agency

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Publication Date

11-14-2006

Assignee

University of Iowa Research Foundation (Iowa City, IA, US)

Application Number

10/227,159

Date Filed

2002-08-23

Total Pages

11 pages

Abstract

A voting system that allows voters who may be blind or otherwise disabled to use election ballots without needing to see the ballot. The present invention provides a balloting system which presents and holds an election ballot while allowing a voter to cast and inspect votes. The system provides audible or tactile feedback when voting targets are probed with a wand or other pointing means. The feedback can comprise information pertaining to a candidate at a position on the ballot. The feedback can also comprise information pertaining to a mark that may or may not have been made on the ballot.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/patents/412