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The Independence Center will provide accessible polling machines and assistance for people with disabilities

Posted: 10:31 AM, Nov 02, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-02 12:31:36-04

The Independence Center in Colorado Springs is hosting a non-partisan party to encourage voter participation on Monday, Nov. 5 from 4-7 p.m.

The local nonprofit organization is an official accessible Voter Service and Polling Center (VSPC) in the Pikes Peak Region.

“Election officials will be available to answer questions and to help people needing assistance with the accessible voting machines,” The Independence Center said in a news release. “For people with disabilities, the voting machines contain various assistive technologies to make voting as smooth as possible.”

The #VoteTogether event, organized by VoteTogetherUSA.org, was created as part of a national campaign to improve voter turnout.

“Everyone coming to the #VoteTogether party will enjoy good food, good company and the ability to vote in the mid-term election,” The Independence Center said.

The center will also be hosting an accessible election art project. For more information, call the 719-471-8181.