Help America Vote Act FAQ's
For Wisconsin the most germain impositions of HAVA are the creation of a central list of citizens and improved access for those with vision of mobility impairments.
Accenture is working on the Statewide Voter Registration System. It is now 6 weeks late from the delivery date of July 1, 2005. Accenture still wants a copy of the SVRS data. Why would Accenture wants a list of 3 million names, addresses, driver's licenses and social security numbers (at least last 4 digits)? Wisconsin is rightly fighting this. Hopefully this data ownership dispute is not impeding progress on completing the roll out of the SVRS.
For paper ballots (either hand counted or optically scanned) the Rhode Island tactile ballot and/or braille ballots meet the vision impairment requirement. I have seen the RI tactile ballot template, it is an absolutely elegant solution to the problem. The ballot marked with the aid of the tactile template is indistinguishable from a ballot marked by any other person. Click the link to order a sample Rhode Island tactile ballot.