NEBRASKA

How to vote from your hospital bed

LINKS

Before October 16, 2020

Register to Vote!

Find more information here https://www.nebraska.gov/apps-sos-voter-registration/ or at https://www.vote.org/.

Before 6 PM on October 23, 2020

Any registered voter may vote by an early-voting ballot. You must fill out an early-voting application and fill it out by mail, fax/scan, or email. More information on this process can be found here. You must return your application by 6 PM on two Fridays before the election.

After 6 PM on October 23, 2020 (Election Day)

According to Nebraska law, you may still vote by absentee ballot if you are hospitalized after this date, by filling out the early-voting application form and delivering it to your county election office in-person through an agent. Your agent must pick up your ballot at least an hour before polls close on Election Day.

8 PM on November 3, 2020 (Election Day)

Your ballot must be returned no later than the closing of the polls on Election Day in order to be counted. If you obtained your ballot through an agent, your agent must deliver the ballot. 

 

DEADLINES

 

STEP-BY-STEP HOW TO VOTE

1.

Check Your Voter Registration

2.

Complete an Emergency Absentee Ballot Application

If you are hospitalized before two Fridays before an election, you may fill out an early-voting application form in order to receive an early-voting ballot to cast your vote from your hospital bed.

 

However, if you are hospitalized after this date, Nebraska law states that you may still obtain an absentee ballot through an agent (ex. family member). In order to apply, you may request a ballot in writing to the election commissioner or county clerk in the county you have established your residence that indicates the voter's residence address, the address to which the ballot is to be mailed if different, and the voter's telephone number if available and precinct if known. You may also fill out this information on the normal early-voting application form in order to make this request. The contact information for your local election office can be found here.

3.

Return Your Application

Your agent must deliver your application to your local election office in-person. The contact information for your local election office can be found here. This must be done at least an hour before polls close on Election Day. Please call your local election office to clarify other documentation to bring, such as voter identification documents.

Alternatively, if you do not have an agent, according to Nebraska law, you may apply to have a ballot sent directly by your local election clerk to your home, your hospital room, assisted living residence or long-term care address through a bipartisan team. Please call your local election office to clarify this process.

4.

Obtain Your Ballot

After delivering your application in-person, your agent will pick up your ballot and return it to you directly. Alternatively, as mentioned above, you may inquire about your local election office sending a bipartisan team to deliver your ballot if you do not have an agent and should call your local election office to clarify this process.

5.

Vote!

Fill out your ballot! 

6.

Return Your Completed Ballot

All early voting ballots, whether personally delivered, delivered by agent, delivered by mail or other carriers must arrive by the closing of the polls (8 PM) on Election Day.

 

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HOSPITALS

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Representatives:

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PATIENT VOTING TEAM

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STATE LAW

Nebraska

R.R.S. Neb. § 32-944
The election commissioner or county clerk may train registered voters to act on behalf of the election commissioner or county clerk in administering a ballot to residents of nursing homes or hospitals who have requested ballots. Ballots shall be administered by two registered voters who are not affiliated with the same political party. The election commissioner or county clerk shall adopt procedures to carry out this section.

 

COVID-19 and Patient Voting

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

Nebraska is a no-excuse absentee voting state, so any registered voter may apply to vote by a mail-in absentee ballot to cast a vote without being physically present at a polling location. More information on this process can be found here. The Governor has issued an executive order to suspend in person early voting and the Executive Order can be found here. Voters with disabilities can use the accessible ballot marking device to vote early by scheduling an appointment with their County Election Office and their contact information can be found here.

Polls will be open for the Nebraska Primary on May 12th.

Contact patientvoting@gmail.com for more info

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