- Associated Press - Monday, March 7, 2016

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) - A congressional candidate says Maryland’s touch-screen voting machines are unfit for the disabled and wants their use overhauled before the primary next month.

Lawyers for Democrat David Trone sent a letter to the Board of Elections Monday, saying the agency is violating state law, which requires large candidate lists to be divided into equal-size groups on ballots.

The Washington Post reports (https://wapo.st/1W4f2jR) that Trone wants clear warnings made to voters about multiple pages of candidates.

The board abandoned voting machines for most voters because of the difficulty of navigating long lists of candidates. But officials are keeping the touch-screen machines for disabled voters who have difficulty with paper ballots.

Trone is running in the 8th District, seeking the seat held by Rep. Chris Van Hollen, who is running for Senate.


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