Court rules on voter registration case

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The Vermont Supreme Court has ruled that an 82-year-old woman who has been living in Pennsylvania while caring for an ailing relative should be able to vote in Vermont. The decision overrules a lower court that found that Deborah Albrecht was no longer living in Manchester and therefore should be removed from the voter checklist.

Albrecht owns a home in Manchester, has a bank account there and registers her car in Vermont. But she has been in Pennsylvania for three years taking car of her 89-year-old sister. The higher court Friday ordered the Manchester town clerk to return Albrecht’s name to the town’s checklist and to send her an absentee ballot in time to vote in next week’s primary.

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