Blind and visually impaired voters in North Carolina may now request, receive, and return an accessible absentee ballot online.

The system is compatible with screen readers.

The portal was added after a federal court last month required the State Board to offer online voting for visually impaired voters.

Visually impaired voters may request an accessible absentee ballot using the online absentee request form.

If they requested a mailed absentee ballot but have not returned it, a voter can request a new accessible absentee ballot online.

The deadline to request an absentee ballot is 5 p.m. October 27.

The State Board has created a special webpage for information about accessible absentee voting.

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