“Oregon was first in the nation to have all residents vote by mail,” Jonathan J. Cooper reports for The Associated Press. “Now it’s pioneering another idea: vote by iPad.”

“Voters in five counties are filling out and returning their mail-in ballots for a Tuesday special primary election to replace former U.S. Rep. David Wu, who resigned following a sex scandal,” Cooper reports. “A handful will mark their ballots not with a pen but with the tip of their finger.”

Cooper reports, “Using the iPad, disabled voters can call up the right ballot and tap the screen to pick a candidate, with or without the help of election workers. The voters then print the completed ballot and stuff it in an envelope to sign, take with them and drop in the mail or an official ballot box. Voters with poor vision can adjust the font size and screen colors, or they can have the iPad read them the candidates’ names and even the voter pamphlet.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Ellis D.,” “Dan K.,” and “DMac” for the heads up.]