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"How 24 000 nursing home residents would be affected by voter ID rules in 2014 is unclear"

The Anniston Star reports: The polls are already open, more or less, at Beckwood Manor.

Last week, workers at the 85-bed nursing home on Leighton Avenue finished helping residents with their absentee ballot applications. It's a lengthy process, staff say, because every voter has to produce documentation to prove his or her identity.

"We have residents who have no Social Security card, and we have residents who have no birth certificate," said Clayton Cox, an administrator at Beckwood. "Eventually we find something - but very few of them have photo ID."

Cox said he'll be "very interested" to see what happens in 2014, when Alabama's voter ID laws get even tighter. Right now, it's not entirely clear how the state?s thousands of nursing home residents - most of them non-drivers - would get a photo ID for the next election season, or if they would really even need it. -- Read the whole story --> Anniston Star - How 24 000 nursing home residents would be affected by voter ID rules in 2014 is unclear

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