ILLINOIS

how to vote FROM YOUR HOSPITAL BED

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Any qualified voter admitted to a health care commissioner’s office. facility more than 14 days before the election may request a “vote by mail” ballot

The ballot must be delivered back to the election authority before 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.

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Many registered voters are hospitalized on election day and are uncertain as to the proper procedures to follow in order to vote. This brochure outlines the correct voting procedures to follow for those voters who are hospitalized.

Any qualified voter that has been admitted to a health care facility (hospital, nursing home, or rehabilitation center) not more than 14 days before the election or, if released, is expected to be homebound on the day of the election and unable to travel to the polling place, shall be entitled to personal delivery of a ballot.

STATE LAW

Illinois

10 ILCS 5/19-13

Voters hospitalized within 14 days of an election are entitled to personal delivery of an absentee ballot subject to certain conditions.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

LOCAL REPRESENTATIVES

Check if you are registered to vote at vote.org or at https://ova.elections.il.gov/RegistrationClosed.aspx

Voter must obtain an Application for Ballot for Qualified Voter Admitted to Hospital, Nursing Home or Rehabilitation Center. The application can be obtained from the election authority (county clerk or board of election commissioners, depending on where the voter is registered to vote).

Voter must complete his/her application and his/her physician must complete and sign the Certificate of Attending Physician section of the application.

After the form is completed and signed by the voter and his/her physician, a registered voter from the voter’s precinct or any legal relative can then hand deliver the application to the election authority’s office.

After signing an affidavit, the precinct voter or legal relative may personally hand deliver the ballot to the voter at the health care facility he/she has been admitted to.

Once the voter receives the ballot, he/she will vote the ballot in secret and complete the certification on the ballot return envelope.

After depositing his/her voted ballot in the return envelope, the voter will securely seal the envelope, and give the envelope to the precinct voter or to the legal relative. The ballot must be delivered back to the election authority before 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.

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