In preparation for the General Election on November 5, the Audio Book Production Department at Washington Talking Book & Braille Library (WTBBL) recorded the statewide voters’ pamphlet. Every voter deserves the right to learn more about the candidates and issues before Washingtonians this election, and for those who can’t read the print edition of the voters’ pamphlet, the audio version makes it possible.
Narrators Rachel Glass and Gregg Porter spent over 53 hours recording the text, and editing required an additional 22 hours. “It’s no easy task as the material is very dense and written in a style that can be difficult to translate into narrative text, but it’s worth it,” said John Pai, WTBBL’s Audio Book Production Supervisor. “WTBBL and our Elections Division believe that every Washington voter deserves access to the information to make well-informed decisions.”
Voters’ pamphlet audio and plain-text files are available online at www.vote.wa.gov. If you don’t have online access, audio files are available on either CD or USB flash drive. To subscribe, contact the Elections Division at (800) 448-4881 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to provide your name, telephone number, mailing address, and whether you prefer the audio in CD or USB format. The flash drives are compatible with WTBBL’s digital talking book player.