With nearly 5.2 million registered voters, Los Angeles County represents the largest voting jurisdiction in the United States – and in an important position to address the pressing issue of voting accessibility. To revamp their existing system, which dates back to the 1960s, the LA County Registrar-Recorder County Clerk hired consultancy IDEO to reimagine their voting booth. The resulting prototype, designed in collaboration with Digital Foundry and Cambridge Consultants, is customizable, adaptable, and incorporates accessibility features to accommodate an evolving and diverse population of California voters.
Working closely with LA County staff, IDEO designers created a voting system that is capable of adapting to a myriad of election laws and policies, while remaining clear and usable for all voters: including those with disabilities, unfamiliar with technology, and speakers of a wide variety of languages with unique morphological characteristics.
Dean C. Logan, LA County Registrar and Matt Adams of IDEO
Moderated by Rachel Abrams, Associate Principal - Strategic Design at Arup New York
On display through November 20