Why is a ballot only visual or auditory? As human beings, we have multiple senses to perceive the same information. For voting, we should be able to use all of our abilities to read the ballot and cast our votes.Therefore, the voters will not only be free to choose one or more methods that they feel comfortable using, but it will also be easier for the poll workers to set the systems up.
The concept of a sensually-maximized tommy ballot is that one ballot contains as many input and output methods as possible for universal usage. Multiple inputs include using touch, speech, eye tracking. Multiple outputs (feedback) include color coded text, images/icons, audio, vibration are provided to all the voters. The user should be able to use all inputs and outputs at the same time
In addition, the ballot is simple enough to ensure universal understanding. For example, Julia is blind and has arthritis. By using this system, she can hear voice output and read tactile braille to cast vote using simple gestural inputs and voice input. Jack is a college student. He will have a choice getting all input and output methods, but he is likely to focus on text, but can use voice output to stay awake while voting.
Finally, all the tactile, visual and auditory info is embedded in the ballot, enabling all devices to interact with it. Voters will be able to use the ballot with multiple platforms through a secured system. In this way, no matter which platform voters use, including traditional voting machines or their own internet capable mobile tablets, they will be able to receive and provide information in the same way.