ILLINOIS

How to vote from your hospital bed

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Before October 5, 2020

Within 14 Days Before November 3, 2020

Any qualified voter that has been admitted to a healthcare 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.

Polls Close on Tuesday November 3, 2020

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

 

DEADLINES

 

STEP-BY-STEP HOW TO VOTE

1.

Check Your Voter Registration

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

2.

Request an Absentee Ballot Application

Any qualified voter admitted to a healthcare facility more than 14 days before the election may request a “vote by mail” ballot.

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). Your local election authority can be found here.

Voter must complete their application and their physician must complete and sign the Certificate of Attending Physician section of the application.

If you're unable to access a printer, contact your Patient Voting team at patientvoting@gmail.com and we will help deliver materials to you.

3.

Obtain Your Ballot

After the form is completed and signed by the voter and their 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. Your local election authority can be found
here.

After signing an affidavit, the precinct voter or legal relative may personally hand deliver the ballot to
the voter at the healthcare facility they have been admitted to.

4.

Vote!

Fill out your ballot! 

5.

Drop Off your Absentee Ballot

After depositing their 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.

 

If you have difficulty with getting your ballot to the County Elections office, contact your Patient Voting team at patientvoting@gmail.com and we will help figure this out.

 

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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.

 

COVID-19 and Patient Voting

Here is how COVID-19 is affecting Patient Voting in this state:

Illinois allows for no-excuse absentee voting so you can vote by mail without having to be physically present at a polling location. All mail requests for an absentee ballot must be received by the Election Authority by 10/29/2020. More information can be found here.

Contact patientvoting@gmail.com for more info

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