How to vote from your hospital bed
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PATIENT VOTING TEAM
Mississippi Code Title 23. Elections § 23-15-673
(1) For the purposes of this subarticle, the term “absent voter” shall mean and include the following persons if they are absent from their county of residence and are otherwise qualified to vote in Mississippi:
(a) Any enlisted or commissioned members, male or female, of the United States Army, or any of its respective components or various divisions thereof; any enlisted or commissioned members, male or female, of the United States Navy, or any of its respective components or various divisions thereof; any enlisted or commissioned members, male or female, of the United States Air Force, or any of its respective components or various divisions thereof; any enlisted or commissioned members, male or female, of the United States Marines, or any of its respective components or various divisions thereof; or any persons in any division of the armed services of the United States, who are citizens of Mississippi;
(b) Any member of the Merchant Marine and the American Red Cross who is a citizen of Mississippi;
(c) Any disabled war veteran who is a patient in any hospital and who is a citizen of Mississippi;
(d) Any civilian attached to and serving outside of the United States with any branch of the Armed Forces or with the Merchant Marine or American Red Cross, and who is a citizen of Mississippi;
(e) Any trained or certified emergency response provider who is deployed during the time period authorized by law for absentee voting, on election day, or during any state of emergency declared by the President of the United States or any Governor of any state within the United States;
(f) Any citizen of Mississippi temporarily residing outside the territorial limits of the United States and the District of Columbia;
(g) Any citizen of Mississippi enrolled as a student at the United States Naval Academy, the United States Coast Guard Academy, the United States Merchant Marine Academy, the United States Air Force Academy or the United States Military Academy.
COVID-19 and Patient Voting
Here is how COVID-19 is affecting Patient Voting in this state:
Due to COVID-19, the 2nd Congressional District Republican runoff election between Brian Flowers and Thomas Carey has been rescheduled to June 23, 2020. More information on this as well as the most up-to-date information on how COVID-19 is impacting Mississippi's elections can be found here.
If you fulfill conditions that may qualify you to vote by an absentee ballot, such as being over the age of 65 or having a disability, you may apply to do so in order to avoid having to be physically present at a polling location in order to vote. No decision has been made yet as to whether all registered Mississippi voters will be able to vote by absentee ballot for upcoming elections.