TENNESSEE

how to vote FROM YOUR HOSPITAL BED

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You must submit a written request containing the information below to your local county election commission office by the seventh day before Election Day.

A completed ballot must be received via postal mail by the county election office by the close of the polls on Election Day.

FROM THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS WEBSITE

 

To vote as an early voter, a registered voter may vote without giving a reason during the established early voting period. The early voting period typically begins twenty (20) days before an election and ends five (5) days before an election. In those instances in a city election where there is not any opposition on the ballot, there shall be no early voting period.

To vote by mail, a registered voter must fall under one of the following categories:

  1. The voter is hospitalized, ill, or physically disabled and because of such condition, cannot vote in person;

  2. The voter is a caretaker of a person who is hospitalized, ill, or disabled. (...)

STATE LAW

Tennessee

Tenn. Code Ann. § 2-6-401

A voter can request an absentee ballot if they are hospitalized with 20 days of the election, delivered by “emergency registrars.” A voter can vote in-person absentee between five days and one day before the election if there is a death in the family or they receive a subpoena requiring their absence on Election Day.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

LOCAL REPRESENTATIVES

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

In Tennessee, voters who are hospitalized must request a ballot using this form (or by sending a signed letter containing all the information requested in the absentee ballot form). The form may be sent via e-mail or fax.

A ballot is mailed by postal mail to the voter, and must be returned by postal mail. It cannot be hand delivered.

The completed ballot must be received by postal mail by the close of the polls on Election Day

Vote! If time permits - if it doesn't, tell your family and friends to go and vote, and send a request to your state representatives to create law that allows emergency voting for hospitalized voters!

Contact for more info at

patientvoting@gmail.com

@patientvoting

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