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Determined Texas Woman, 92, Votes in Ambulance

Regardless of how you voted or how the election turns out, you have to hand it to this 92-year-old woman who was determined to vote today, even via an ambulence, because she didn’t receive her absentee ballot in the mail. I hope despite how physically difficult it may be to vote if you don’t do it by mail… I hope I always have the enthusiasm to cast my ballot.


Determined Texas woman, 92, votes in ambulance – Yahoo! News.

AP SAN ANTONIO – Betty Owen is 92 and after a stroke four years ago, needs a feeding tube and can’t walk. But she was determined not to miss Tuesday’s election. She arrived at her polling place on a gurney in an ambulance, where an election judge and support worker climbed aboard with an electronic voting machine and let her cast her ballot.

“And you have voted,” precinct judge Sam Green said after Owen pushed the red button finalizing her choices. “You know, you look so pretty in that red dress.” Owen grinned, the San Antonio Express-News reported in Tuesday’s online edition.

Her daughter arranged for the ambulance ride at the last minute after Owen failed to get an absentee ballot. Owen, a Marine Corps veteran who served in World War II, cast her first ballot for Wendell Willkie, a Republican running against Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1940. She became a Democr

1 Comment»

  Diana Lee wrote @

What an inspiring story! This woman’s determination puts all the run of the mill election skippers to shame. πŸ™‚

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