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  • America Votes

    Election news from across the Knight Ridder network and the Web

    Tuesday, November 02, 2004

    Even nuns have to prove they're registered 

    The lines are long, and not just at the polling places. In Camden County, N.J., the lines are long at court, where people are standing up for their right to vote.

    Between 7 and 10 a.m., 50 people stood up before Superior Court Judge Frederick J. Schuck to prove they were registered. Among them were nuns Kathleen Aherne, 64, and Judith Terrameo, 55, who planned to vote this morning in Haddonfield but couldn't because there was no record they had registered. They didn't tell the judge that they are both Franciscan nuns, but he believed them anyhow and they were granted the right to vote.

    Dorothy Steward, a 29-year veteran at the Camden County Superintendent of Elections office, said she had never seen so many people battle to try to vote. In the last presidential race, about 30 people sought judicial orders over the entire day.

    posted by Ellen Dunkel at 11:49 AM



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