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How to vote from your hospital bed

LINKS

Before October 5, 2020

Register to Vote!

Find more information here https://indianavoters.in.gov/ or at https://www.vote.org/.

Before November 2, 2020

If you are hospitalized close to an election, you may fill out an application for Absentee Ballot by Traveling Board. This form must be received by noon the day before the election and may be hand delivered, mailed, e-mailed, or faxed.

Polls Close on Tuesday November 3, 2020

The ballot will be delivered to you by a bi-partisan absentee voter board who will be able to assist you with your ballot and obtain your vote.

 

DEADLINES

 

STEP-BY-STEP HOW TO VOTE

1.

Check Your Voter Registration

Check if you are registered to vote at https://indianavoters.in.gov/ or at vote.org.

2.

Request an Absentee Ballot Application

If you are hospitalized close to an election, you may fill out an application for Absentee Ballot by Traveling Board. This form must be received by noon the day before the election and may be hand delivered, mailed, e-mailed, or faxed. A link with more information can be found here.


In order to vote absentee-by-traveling board, one of the following must apply:
1) The voter expects to be confined, due to illness or injury, or the voter expects to be caring for a confined person at a private residence, on Election Day.
2) The voter is a voter with disabilities and believes their polling place is not accessible to them.
3) The voter is physically unable to complete the absentee by mail ballot and sign the affidavit on their own.

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

The ballot will be delivered to you by a bi-partisan absentee voter board who will be able to assist you with your ballot. Voters voting by traveling board are NOT required to show photo ID.

 

If you are hospitalized after the deadline of noon the day before the election, you may still be able to obtain a ballot if your county election board determines by a unanimous vote that an otherwise qualified voter has been hospitalized or injured after the deadline to apply for an absentee ballot. Your county election board can be found here: https://indianavoters.in.gov/CountyContact/Index.

4.

Vote!

Fill out your ballot! 

5.

Drop Off your Absentee Ballot

You will cast your vote by a ballot delivered to you by a bi-partisan absentee voter board who will be able to assist you with your ballot. Following this, the traveling voter board will drop off your ballot to be counted.

 

HOSPITALS

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City

Representatives:

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PATIENT VOTING TEAM

AARON GILANI

Indiana Representative

MS3 at Indiana University School of Medicine

Representing

Indiana

PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS

 

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STATE LAW

Indiana

Burns Ind. Code Ann. § 3-11-4-1

Burns Ind. Code Ann. § 3-11-8-25.7

Burns Ind. Code Ann. § 3-11-10-25

County board of elections must approve an emergency ballot by unanimous vote in cases where a person has been hospitalized or suffered an injury that would prevent the person from voting at the polls after the deadline for applying for an absentee ballot. The state election division prescribes a way for military and public safety officers to vote when responding to an emergency. 

 

COVID-19 and Patient Voting

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

For the upcoming 6/2/20 primary election, all voters may cast a vote by absentee ballot if they fill out a form and return it to their county official by 11:59 PM on 5/21/20. More information, including a download link for the form, can be found here.

Contact patientvoting@gmail.com for more info

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