NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A 60-year-old Knoxville woman who has voted in every election since she registered at age 18 was stopped from casting a ballot in the Aug. 2 primary.
According to The Knoxville News Sentinel, poll workers told Libby Miller the photo ID from the Knoxville Transportation Authority she presented wasn't sufficient proof of who she is.
State law now requires voters to have a state or federally-issued photo ID.
After an hour-long wait at a driver license center, Miller -- who is mentally challenged -- was told the cost would be $17.50 for an ID state officials had announced was free.
The state said 284 people voted by provisional ballot after not having proper ID. There is no record of how many simply left polls after being denied.
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