- Associated Press - Thursday, June 12, 2014

BALTIMORE (AP) - A federal judge in Maryland won’t require elections officials to provide online absentee ballots for visually impaired and physically disabled voters in the June 24 primary election.

The Daily Record of Baltimore (https://bit.ly/1mMvmT0 ) reports that U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett based his decision Wednesday on concerns from state lawyers about ballot security if the system were to go online for the primary. Bennett ordered a hearing for Aug. 13 and 14 at which attorneys for the state and disabled voters will discuss security issues.

Bennett said that will give him time to rule on whether the online ballots must be used for the Nov. 4 general election. The lawsuit over the ballots is being brought by the Baltimore-based National Federation of the Blind.

___

Information from: The Daily Record of Baltimore, https://www.mddailyrecord.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide