Last updated on: 9/6/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

National Council of La Raza Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?"
Reasoning:

“DREs have the inherent capacity to allow language minorities, people with disabilities, and those with limited literacy skills the opportunity to vote independently and privately. For the first time language minority voters will not have to rely on interpreters – who often are not available – or be forced to compare a translated sample ballot to the actual ballot.”

from testimony before the U.S. Election Assistance Commission on May 5, 2004

Description:

The largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States

Mission:

“To reduce poverty and discrimination and improve life opportunities for Hispanic Americans.”

www.nclr.org (accessed July 21, 2006)

Other:
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Quoted in:
  1. Do Voters Who Use Electronic Voting Machines Find Them Easy to Use?
  2. Are Electronic Voting Machines the Best Way to Provide Access to Language Minorities?