published Sunday, July 29th, 2012

Rural TN voters must go the extra mile to get ID to vote

Olean Blount shows a refund she got after she was mistakenly charged for a photo ID.
Olean Blount shows a refund she got after she was mistakenly charged for a photo ID.
Photo by The Tennessean /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Three trips. More than 120 miles. Three hours with her daughter in the car.

That is what it took for Olean Blount to get the right identification card to cast her ballot.

“I don’t know why I needed it,” she said. “Everybody around here knows me.”

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