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Nebraska group files voting complaint

Posted: 10/11/12 08:08

A Nebraska group has filed a state voting-rights complaint on behalf of a blind woman who says she wasn't given access to ballot-marking technology that helps disabled residents vote. Nebraskans for Civic Reform filed the complaint this week with the Secretary of State's office. It was filed on behalf of Fatos Floyd, a blind woman who requested access to an Automark machine at the Lancaster County Election Commissioner's office. Federal law requires the machines at all polling places, but Floyd says she was told one wouldn't be available during early voting. Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale says this is the first complaint of its kind filed in the state. Gale says his staff is reviewing the complaint and will determine what needs to be done to resolve the issue.