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.
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