NEW YORK

How to vote from your hospital bed

LINKS

Before Tuesday October 14, 2020

Vote by regular absentee voting

Find more information here http://www.elections.ri.gov/voting/mailballot.php

After Tuesday October 14, 2020

If for any reason you believe you will not be able to make it to the polls on election day, you can vote early using an emergency mail ballot within 20 days before the election.

Patient Voting starts!

Monday November 2, 2020

This application must either be personally delivered to your county board of elections not later than the day before the election, or postmarked by a governmental postal service not later than 7th day before election day.

Polls Close on Tuesday November 3, 2020

The ballot itself must either be personally delivered to the board of elections no later than the close of polls on election day, or postmarked by a governmental postal service not later than the day before the election and received no later than the 7th day after the election.

 

DEADLINES

 

STEP-BY-STEP HOW TO VOTE

1.

Check Your Voter Registration

Check if you are registered to vote at vote.org or at https://voterlookup.elections.ny.gov/

2.

Fill out an Absentee Ballot Application

Print and fill out an emergency absentee ballot application HERE, or HERE in Spanish.

If you check the box indicating your illness or disability is permanent, once your application is approved you will automatically receive a ballot for each election in which you are eligible to vote, without having to apply again. You may sign the absentee ballot application yourself, or you may make your mark and have your mark witnessed in the spaces provided on the bottom of the application. Please note that a power of attorney or printed name stamp is not allowed for any voting purpose.

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

When your ballot will be sent: Your absentee ballot materials will be sent to you at least 32 days before federal, state, county, city or town elections in which you are eligible to vote. If you applied after this date, your ballot will be sent immediately after your completed and signed application is received and processed by your local board of elections. If you provide dates in section 2, identifying the time frame within which you will be absent from your county or from the city of New York, you will be sent a ballot for any primary, general, special election or presidential primary election which might occur during the time frame you have specified. If you prefer, you may designate someone to pick up your ballot for you, by completing the required information in section 6 and/or section 7, as appropriate. Contact your local county board of elections if you have not received your ballot.

4.

Drop off your Emergency Absentee Ballot

Upon completion, applications must be mailed to your county board​ no later than the seventh day before the election or delivered in person no later than the day before the election.

If you need help delivering your ballot, email us at PatientVoting@gmail.com with what hospital you are located at and we will connect you with someone to help.

5.

Vote!

The Rhode Island Board of Elections will process your application and send a bipartisan worker to the hospital to help you vote.

 

HOSPITALS

Northwell Health

NYC

Representatives:

Erin Smith

Lisa Schavrein

 

NEW YORK

PATIENT VOTING TEAM

ERIN SMITH

LISA SCHAVRIEN

Obstetric Nurse Navigators

Created Northwell Health Voting (patientvoting@northwell.edu).

Representing

Northwell Health, New York

AARON

SHAPIRO, MD

Internal Medical resident

Also the founder of Citizen Physicians.

Representing

Bronx

PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS

 

Northwell Health Voting

 

PRINTABLE MATERIALS

 

NEW YORK STATE LAW

NY CLS Elec § 8-400

NY CLS Elec § 11-308

Voters absent from the county, unable to go to the polls due to their own or a family member’s physical illness, at hospital, or detained waiting trial can request an absentee ballot up until the day of the election. Applications can be requested and delivered by a family member or a member of the voter’s household. Emergency responders can apply for an emergency absentee ballot by fax, mail, or email if responding to an emergency.

Contact patientvoting@gmail.com for more info

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