We have a little bit of a quandary at Chez Jayjayfreak at the moment, and supervenusfreak is going to be researching this in the coming week or so, but I wanted to put it out here, too.
Supervenusfreak’s brother is autistic and developmentally disabled (he is about the level of a 9-year-old…his chronological age is 30). He’s expressed an interest in voting this year (he’s excited about Obama).
I almost put this in GQ, asking what the law concerning developmentally disabled persons voting was in Pennsylvania, but I realized that supervenusfreak would find that out eventually anyway, so I put this in IMHO to find out what everyone’s state law says about it. And if someone from PA who knows the details comes in and posts, all the better!
So…what does your state (or federal law, if it has anything to say about this) say about allowing developmentally disabled persons (who are generally minors, mentally and emotionally) to vote?