RHODE ISLAND

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!

4:00PM on Monday November 2, 2020

Must return the emergency mail ballot application to your local board of canvassers by 4:00 P.M. the day before the election. 

8:00PM on Tuesday November 3, 2020

All mail ballots must be received by the State Board of Elections at 50 Branch Avenue Providence, R.I. 02904 by 8:00 P.M. the night of 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://vote.sos.ri.gov/

2.

Fill out an Emergency Absentee Ballot

Print and fill out an emergency absentee ballot HERE

If you're unable to access a printer, contact your Rhode Island Patient Voting team at patientvoting@gmail.com and we will help deliver materials to you

Fill out the application. Pay special attention to:

  • Box A

  • Box B: make sure you include your building and room number

  • Box C has been completed for you

  • Box D: Read and sign in box D

3.

Drop off your Emergency Absentee Ballot

A designated family member or friend must drop off the application at your local Board of Canvassers (for the home address that you are registered to vote at) BEFORE 4pm on November 5th. They will need their ID card.

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.

4.

Obtain your ballot

The Rhode Island Board of Elections will process your application and issue an ballot. The ballot can be mailed to you or you can authorize someone to pick it up for you on your behalf.

5.

Vote!

Complete your ballot and the oath envelope (which must be witnessed by two individuals or a notary). The ballot may be mailed back or can be hand delivered to the Board of Elections by 8PM on election day to be counted.

 

HOSPITALS

Rhode Island Hospital

Providence, RI

Representatives:

Kelly Wong, MD

Alison Hayward, MD

Kent Hospital

Warwick, RI

Representatives:

Rhode Island Hospital

Providence, RI

Representatives:

Kelly Wong, MD

Alison Hayward, MD

Women and Infants Hospital

Providence, RI

Representatives:

Hasbro Children's Hospital

Providence, RI

Representatives:

Kelly Wong, MD

 

RHODE ISLAND

PATIENT VOTING TEAM

KELLY WONG, MD

Founder of Patient Voting

Emergency Medicine resident at Brown University interested in patient advocacy and rural medicine.

Representing

Rhode Island Hospital, The Miriam Hospital, Hasbro Children's Hospital

ALISON

HAYWARD, MD

Title

Bio

Representing

Rhode Island Hospital

PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS

 
 

PRINTABLE MATERIALS

 

RHODE ISLAND STATE LAW

R.I. Gen. Laws § 17-20-2.2

R.I. Gen. Laws § 17-20-2

The deadline to request an absentee ballot, with a valid excuse is the 21st day before the election. After the deadline, a voter who is incapacitated to the extent that it would be an undue hardship to vote at the polls or who is not able to vote at his or her polling place on the day of the election is entitled to an emergency ballot. 

Contact patientvoting@gmail.com for more info

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