MINNESOTA

How to vote from your hospital bed

LINKS

Before November 2, 2020

If you are hospitalized starting seven days before the election until 2 p.m. on Election Day, you may ask an agent to pick up and return an absentee ballot for you.

Polls Close on Tuesday November 3, 2020

Your agent or someone else you designate must return your ballot by 3 p.m. on Election Day. You can also return your ballot by mail. Election officials must receive your ballot on or before Election Day.

 

DEADLINES

 

STEP-BY-STEP HOW TO VOTE

1.

Check Your Voter Registration

Check if you are registered to vote at https://mnvotes.sos.state.mn.us/VoterStatus.aspx or at vote.org.

2.

Request an Absentee Ballot Application

Starting seven days before the election until 2 p.m. on Election Day, you may ask an agent to pick up and return an absentee ballot for you if you meet one of the following conditions:

  • live in a

    • nursing home

    • assisted living facility

    • residential treatment center

    • group home

    • battered women's shelter

  • or, be hospitalized

  • or unable to go to the polling place due to incapacitating health reasons or a disability.

 

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

Please fill out the absentee ballot application and a request for agent delivery of absentee ballot form. Have your agent take both of these forms to the local election office to receive your ballot. Your agent must be at least 18 years old, have a pre-existing relationship with you and cannot be a candidate. An individual cannot be an agent of more than three voters in an election. The agent must show identification with their name and signature when returning a ballot. A listing of Minnesota local election offices can be found here.

4.

Vote!

Fill out your ballot! 

5.

Drop Off your Absentee Ballot

Your agent or someone else you designate must return your ballot by 3 p.m. on Election Day. You can also return your ballot by mail. Election officials must receive your ballot on or before Election Day.

 

HOSPITALS

Coming Soon

City

Representatives:

Coming Soon

 

PATIENT VOTING TEAM

BEN MEYERINK, MD

Family Medicine Resident @ Mayo

Representing

Minnesota

PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS

 

Coming Soon

 
 

STATE LAW

Minnesota

Minn. Stat. § 203B.04

A voter who becomes hospitalized on the day before the election may apply for an absentee ballot on election day, and can have the absentee ballot delivered by election officials.

 

COVID-19 and Patient Voting

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

For upcoming elections, the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State is encouraging voters to vote by mail using an absentee. Further information, including applications for the ballot, can be found here.

Contact patientvoting@gmail.com for more info

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