Emergency during the election? Various states allow patients to vote from hospitals

Alyssa Rege - Print  | 

An unexpected emergency on Election Day may leave some voters questioning how to make their vote count. Luckily hospitals and health systems are making it possible for patients to submit their ballots from inside the facilities.

While the rules vary slightly by state and by county, patients may be allowed to vote by absentee ballot if they are unable to travel to a polling location on Nov. 8.

Many states have last-minute absentee ballot provisions for medical emergencies, including the following:

To view your state's absentee voting policies, click here.

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