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and is taking advantage of a rare opportunity to make sure they get the
documents they need.
Claudette Pittman is on a mission to get Albert Hatcher to the polls, but first, she needs to fix one small problem.
"He wants to vote," Pittman said. "And the reason he can't vote is because his driver's license doesn't have a photo on it."
That's why she took him to the Davidson County Driver Services Center in west Nashville Saturday.
was one of eight centers across the state that opened its doors to
offer busy families another chance to get the photo ID they'll need to
cast their vote.
"Unfortunately, sometimes people can't make it
here by 5:00 p.m." said Christoph Mendez station
manager of the Davidson County center. "Or they can't make it here after 8:30 in the morning,
so the state of Tennessee is opening up some driver's license stations to
serve the public that can t do that."
Mendez said while the
process may vary from person to person, it can be as easy as just
filling out a form and getting your picture taken.
And that's exactly what Pittman helped Hatcher do Saturday.
But she says there are still hundreds, if not thousands of others of elderly people that haven't heard about the voter ID law.
are a lot of people that are not aware of this," Pittman said. "I think a
lot of people in nursing homes, so when they go to vote, just because
they have their D, they're going to be turned away. They won't be able
Pittman says she's on a mission to change that.
is something I plan to do all month if I can," Pittman said. "I'm going
to find people that need their photo and I'm going to bring them here to
get their photos because everybody should vote. All votes count."
spokesperson says the Davidson County office issued 44 photo IDs
Saturday. The office is scheduled to open again the first Saturday of
November, just three days before the presidential election.
Saturday, October 6 2012, 11:03 PM CDT
Body found in Percy Priest Lake
May 25, 2013 20:14 GMT
SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) -- Authorities say a body has been found in Percy Priest Lake in Middle Tennessee.
WSMV-TV (http://bit.ly/16gYKys) reports officials with Metro Police, the Office of Emergency Management and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency were at the scene Saturday at Hole In The Wall Island. The body was reported to authorities about 11 a.m.
TWRA officials say they believe the deceased man is a boater who disappeared in the lake two weeks ago.
Police said the agencies coordinated with each other to get a boat in the water and recover the body.
Information from: WSMV-TV, http://www.wsmv.com/
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