Why does it matter how they function in life? What business is that od ours? Why should that be determinative if they can vote?
On voting day often times churches bus people for free to voting precincts. Many political action committees will provide transportation. Many, like myself, are walking distance to their polling place.
The only time I can think of that I truly need my ID (other than driving) is to deposit a check in the bank.
You have hit the nail on the head. It's not the improvement of their lives any politician cares about. It's that vote.
if I were a politician and saw people having to be bussed in or had no way around and they voted for me and year after year I see that same person who has not advanced AT ALL then I have to question what it is I'm really doing for those that I "represent".