How do voters in nursing homes vote?

Any voter who is a resident of a nursing home or facility licensed under the Nursing Home Care Act, the Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act of 2013, the ID/DD Community Care Act, or the MC/DD Act may fill out an application to receive a vote by mail ballot to be voted in-person at the facility. This application is titled “APPLICATION FOR VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT BY ELECTOR WHO IS A RESIDENT OF A NURSING HOME OR CARE FACILITY, OR FEDERALLY OPERATED VETERANS’ HOME OR HOSPITAL.’

This in-person voting at the facility is supervised by two election judges. This supervised in-person voting occurs on the Friday, Saturday, Sunday, or Monday immediately preceding the election. If no residents at the facility fill out this application, then no supervised in-person voting occurs at the facility.

Voters at these facilities can alternatively elect to forego the supervised in-person vote by mail voting and choose to cast their ballot through the regular vote by mail process in which a ballot is mailed to the voter, completed by the voter, then mailed back (or dropped in a drop box).

Show All Answers

1. Why do I not have to show ID when I vote?
2. Where is my Polling Place?
3. When can I vote?
4. What is Vote by Mail and how does it work?
5. Who can I call to get a ride to the Polling Place?
6. How do voters who have been admitted to the hospital vote?
7. How do voters in nursing homes vote?