Blind Coloradans say the state’s move to all- mail ballots six years ago left them behind. They’re pushing for a bill to change that. More than dozen blind Coloradans made their way to a committee room at the State Capitol Monday, and made a case for a bill giving them the same voting rights as every one else.
“The right to vote is a fundamental right in our democracy and through our current election system that right is being partially denied to a blind person,” said Scott LaBarre, President of the National Federation of the Blind of Colorado. LaBarre says he has voted in every election since he was 18, but since Colorado transitioned to all-mail ballots, his wife has had to help him vote if he wants to do so at home.
“But it’s kind of funny because we would argue over the ballot issues and to this day I’m not sure she voted the way I wanted or not.”
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