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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
Tishomingo County voters OK beer, alcohol sales
May 22, 2013 23:38 GMT
IUKA, Miss. (AP) -- Tishomingo County is the latest Mississippi jurisdiction to legalize alcohol sales.
Voters approved the sale of liquor, wine and beer Tuesday, reports the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (http://bit.ly/13JCcix).
It wasn't clear referendums would pass until affidavit ballots were counted Wednesday.
With more than half Tishomingo County's voters casting ballots, legalizing alcohol passed by 42 votes, while legalizing beer and light wine passed by 73. The county borders Alabama and Tennessee.
Lawmakers legalized liquor at a proposed resort at the county's Bay Springs Lake in 2010, but it wasn't built.
Greene County voters legalized beer sales last year, while Corinth, New Albany and Senatobia have legalized alcohol sales under a 2012 law that allows cities to hold votes.
Mississippi has 13 remaining counties that allow no beer or alcohol sales.
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