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Voter Registration

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Get out the vote efforts are expected to be particularly active as Nov. 2 approaches. Anyone who needs help getting to the ballot box this shouldn't have a hard time finding an enthusiatic campaign volunteer from either side willing to lend a hand. But what if that voter doesn't have the cognitive ability to undertand the voting process? A team of doctors and attorneys recently took up that question and floated a proposal in last month's Journal of the American Medical Association.

Guests:

Jason Karlawish, assistant professor in the Division of Geriatrics, University of Pennsylvania and a member of the Dementia Voting Project

Christina Galindo-Walsh, staff attorney, National Association for Protection and Advocacy Systems