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Older Americans suffer serious access limitations to exercise their right to vote
Date:2/1/2008

PHILADELPHIA The US Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing yesterday in Washington, DC, on older Americans and the significant barriers they face in exercising their right to vote. Jason Karlawish, MD, associate professor of Medicine and Medical Ethics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, testified before the Committee, citing results from a series of his studies examining voting rights for the elderly. Karlawish, a member of Penns Institute on Aging who specializes in older adult health care and related issues, recommends that to help break down the logistical and geographical voting barriers many older Americans face, the United States must develop a model for mobile polling.

Elderly voters especially elderly voters who live in long-term care settings are at the mercy of others when it comes to exercising their right to vote, said Karlawish. Due to geographical distances, the lack of transportation to polling sites, and the lack of assistance to absentee ballot applications, it is other people who decide whether or not older Americans with issues of mobility can vote.

Karlawish recommended that the US must develop a model for mobile polling to improve access to voting for older Americans. Mobile polling means election officials or equivalent groups visit long-term facilities in their district prior to registration deadlines to encourage and solicit registrations, said Karlawish. It also means directly distributing ballots to long-term facility residents, assisting with voting, collecting ballet and ensuring their return to a polling site.

Successful models of mobile polling currently exist in Australia and Canada, where it is the norm. Karlawish also proposed to the US Election Assistance Commission to conduct research to develop a set of best voting practices for long-term care facilities, training for election officials to implement them, and partner ships between the Commission and states to test t
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Contact: Olivia Fermano
Olivia.Fermano@uphs.upenn.edu
215-349-5653
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
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