How to vote from your hospital bed
STEP-BY-STEP HOW TO VOTE
PATIENT VOTING TEAM
Iowa Code § 53.22(2)
Voters hospitalized within three days of the election can request an absentee ballot within four hours of the polls closing.
COVID-19 and Patient Voting
Here is how COVID-19 is affecting Patient Voting in this state:
Iowa has no-excuse absentee voting by mail, available to all registered voters, so that you do not have to be physically present a polling station to vote. More information and a link to the application can be found here.
If you are hospitalized after the normal absentee voting deadline, you are still able to vote by absentee ballot by contacting the county auditor's office directly, but the usual bipartisan team responsible for delivering and returning your ballot are not offered currently due to all Iowa health care facilities being limited to essential personnel. In this case, you may still obtain a ballot by having a designee pick up your ballot and returning the filled-out ballot before polls close on Election Day.