TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — The blind community in Oklahoma will soon be able to vote from home.
House Bill 1711 was recently signed into law giving blind people the ability to vote without having a ballot read to them.
The Office of the Oklahoma Secretary of State will create a system for electronic delivery of absentee ballots and may include requirements similar to those used by voters in military service.
Eligible voters will be able to use their personal computers to mark accessible absentee ballots, which then must be returned to their county election board secretary using the absentee ballot process.
Election board secretaries will process these absentee ballots using the same process required by law for other absentee ballots.
The law goes into effect on July 1, 2023.