How to vote from your hospital bed
STEP-BY-STEP HOW TO VOTE
PATIENT VOTING TEAM
§ Section 115.287 R.S.Mo
If, after 5:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday before an election, any voter from the jurisdiction has become hospitalized, becomes confined due to illness or injury, or is confined in an intermediate care facility, residential care facility, or skilled nursing facility, as such terms are defined in section 198.006, in the county in which the jurisdiction is located or in the jurisdiction of an adjacent election authority within the same county, the election authority shall appoint a team to deliver, witness the signing of and return the voter’s application and deliver, witness the voting of and return the voter’s absentee ballot. In counties with a charter form of government and in cities not within a county, and in each city which has over three hundred thousand inhabitants, and is situated in more than one county, if the election authority receives ten or more applications for absentee ballots from the same address it may appoint a team to deliver and witness the voting and return of absentee ballots by voters residing at that address, except when such addresses are for an apartment building or other structure wherein individual living units are located, each of which has its own separate cooking facilities. Each team appointed pursuant to this subsection shall consist of two registered voters, one from each major political party. Both members of any team appointed pursuant to this subsection shall be present during the delivery, signing or voting and return of any application or absentee ballot signed or voted pursuant to this subsection.
COVID-19 and Patient Voting
Here is how COVID-19 is affecting Patient Voting in this state:
The April 7th Municipal Elections have been postponed to June 12th. The absentee deadline for this election has been postponed to May 20th. You may vote by absentee ballot if you fulfill certain conditions, such as experiencing incapacity or confinement due to illness or physical disability, or being a person who is primarily responsible for the physical care of a person who is incapacitated or confined due to illness or disability. More information on this process is available here. News on this election postponement can be found here.
A recent bill is under consideration in the Missouri House that would let Missouri residents vote absentee if they are at risk of contracting or transmitting COVID-19 and the governor has declared a state of emergency.. More information on this bill can be found here.