A mock election to help voters with various disabilities was held Feb. 27 at First Place-Phoenix, a residential complex geared toward neurodivergent individuals. It was organized by the Maricopa County Recorder’s Elections Office and Vote The Spectrum, an initiative to register 10,000 individuals with autism or intellectual or developmental disabilities. The goal was to help neurodiverse people and people living with disabilities feel more comfortable voting. They saw large-print and Braille ballots for people who are visually impaired and tried out an ICX machine, which uses audio instructions and Braille with a controller similar to a video game controller.

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