Having Dementia Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Vote

Having Dementia Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Vote

“There are many misperceptions of what ‘capacity to vote’ is,” said Charles Sabatino, director of the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging. “Incapacity to follow a recipe and cook dinner doesn’t mean incapacity to vote. The inability to remember your grandchildren’s names doesn’t mean you can’t vote.”

What is required — as the commission and the Penn Memory Center point out in a new guide — is the ability to express a preference.

Great information- read the entire NY Times article here.

Posted on: October 15, 2020 | Filed under:
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