|iAPP Fact Sheet
Information on Denver's 2012 iPad Accessibility Pilot Project (iAPP) for voters in group residential facilities
- The iPads will function as ballot marking devices; they do not record actual votes or transmit votes electronically. A voter’s selections are printed onto a paper ballot that the voter can review. These paper ballots are transferred back to the Denver Elections Division in secure ballot boxes to be processed and counted.
- "Group residential facility" is defined in Colorado Revised Statutes § 1-1-104 (18.5) as being any of the following: a nursing home, a licensed nursing care facility, a home for persons with developmental disabilities, an assisted living residence, or a residential treatment facility for mental illness.
- This is a limited pilot project to modernize an existing legal requirement that county election administrators send bipartisan teams of election judges into group residential facilities to assist elderly and disabled voters with casting their ballots in an independent manner.
- The iPads have assistive technology so voters with disabilities who want to vote privately and independently will have the ability to do so.
- Election officials will make appointments with the managers of group residential facilities so residents know when the teams will be on site to assist them. Denver has over 60 possible facilities.
- This project is funded through a $12,900 federal Help America Vote Act (HAVA) grant, awarded by the Colorado Secretary of State.