Voting From An Ambulance

Betty Owen is 92. She suffered a stroke four years ago, and she can’t walk. But the resident of San Antonio, Tex., insisted on casting her vote for president and other government offices on Tuesday.

Owen arrived at her polling place via ambulance, and she actually cast her vote from a gurney. An election judge and support worker helped her with the electronic ballot. Owen’s daughter arranged the ambulance after her mother failed to receive an absentee ballot.

A Marine Corps veteran, Owen cast her first presidential ballot in 1940. She’s voted for both Democrats and Republicans through the years.

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