Giudice, Fink write op-ed for BDN about disability rights advocates improving remote voting

Nicholas Giudice, a professor of spatial computing at the University of Maine, and UMaine Ph.D. candidate Paul Fink wrote an opinion piece for the Bangor Daily News about how disability rights advocates improved voting for all Mainers this election season. “The measures taken to enable accessibility are worth the effort, as they have net effects for democracy as a whole. By allowing hundreds of thousands of Mainers to track the progress of their votes, Disability Rights Maine and its advocates greatly improved election transparency with immeasurable impacts on voter trust in what continues to be described as our ‘fragile’ democracy, which is now that much less fragile,” they wrote. Giudice and Fink are members of the Maine chapter of the national Scholars Strategy Network, which brings together scholars across the country to address public challenges and their policy implications.