Bernalillo County's Mobile Voting Unit

A mobile voting unit in Bernalillo County helped 1,733 people vote in 2018. The county rented a large RV, customized it with voting stations, and sent it to public areas, including senior centers where people can have a difficult time getting to the polls. The RV had a wheel chair lift but no stair rail, so staff helped people walk in and out. Staff was also trained to operate the equipment and keep it stocked with ballots and supplies. The county plans to purchase its own RV for future elections and has fielded inquiries from other localities that want to implement mobile voting units in their districts.

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