Voting can be tough for aging Wisconsin residents

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WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) – Aging Wisconsin voters are facing transportation and identification challenges as they look to vote on Election Day.

Wisconsin Assisted Living Association executive director Jim Murphy tells Wisconsin Public Radio (http://bit.ly/2fDczST ) that traveling to a polling place can be difficult and that Wisconsin’s voter ID law poses an issue to older adults who may not have a valid driver’s license because they don’t drive.

He says it can be hard to track down a birth certificate to get a state-issued ID just for voting can because some older adults were born at home or changed their name. Murphy says he expects there will be some issues before Tuesday.

Eighty-nine-year-old Mary Conarchy says she voted absentee because it would be hard for her to travel to a polling place on Election Day.

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Information from: Wisconsin Public Radio, http://www.wpr.org

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