CALIFORNIA

how to vote FROM YOUR HOSPITAL BED

EASY STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS

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DeADLINES TO NOTE

The application for Emergency Medical ballot may be delivered to the Voter Registration and Elections Office up through Election Day.

Return the ballot to the Elections Office or to any polling place in the county by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.

STATE LAW

Cal Elec Code § 3021

Cal Elec Code § 3021.5

The deadline for requesting an absentee ballot by mail is seven days before the election. A voter may request an absentee ballot in person up until Election Day. After the close of the period for requesting a vote by mail ballot a voter unable to go to the polls because of illness, confinement or absence can request, under penalty of perjury, that a ballot be delivered. Out-of-state emergency responders can vote by mail or fax after the deadline to request a mail in ballot.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCEs

Check if you are registered to vote at vote.org or at https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/cavoter/

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Call your county election official and request an Medical Emergency Ballot. 

Your county election officials are located HERE

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During the six days prior to the election, you can write out a statement requesting a Medical Emergency Ballot by stating that you are in a hospital and need the ballot because there are less than seven days of an election and you cannot vote in person. You can name anyone in the written request to do this for you. You must sign under penalty of perjury that you have asked a person to pick up this ballot on your behalf. You need to sign the request. If you are unable to sign the request, someone can help you sign with an “x”. When that happens, the person helping you can complete the request for you and write the words “witnessed by” and then sign her own name.

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For registered voters who cannot go to the poll because they are in a hospital and it is at least seven days before an election, the Vote by Mail ballot is also available. Anyone can pick up a Vote by Mail ballot.

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Vote!

After using the ballot to vote, you should: - In the space provided on the Identification Envelope, write name of the person whom you authorize to return your ballot. - Sign and date the envelope. - Place the ballot in the Identification Envelope and seal it. That person is to sign the back of the Identification Return Envelope in the space provided. Return the ballot to the Elections Office or to any polling place in the county by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.

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