To the editor:
Tuesday, I voted for the first time without assistance. I have been completely blind my entire life. I have voted in every election I could but one. Because our county voting officials set up the "automark" device at every polling place, I could simply go to my precinct and vote like everyone else. For me, this is a landmark I will never take for granted.
I am grateful to have the freedom to vote. Now, I am grateful for the Help America Vote Act (nationally), the county clerk's hard work and all the special training required for the poll workers. When I voted, I was the 42nd voter. I was the first to use the "automark" at my precinct. I had no orientation to the device beforehand. I found it quite easy to vote confidently. Thanks!