STEP-BY-STEP HOW TO VOTE
PATIENT VOTING TEAM
H.B. 36 Election Amendments
20-3a-301. Emergency Ballots.
(1) As used in this section, "hospitalized voter" means a registered voter who:
(a) is hospitalized or otherwise confined to a medical or long-term care institution;
(b) does not have a manual ballot in the voter's immediate possession;
(c) is able to vote a manual ballot; and
(d) is not able to acquire a manual ballot without the assistance of another individual.
(2) A hospitalized voter may, in accordance with this section, obtain a manual ballot to use as an emergency ballot and vote at any time after the election officer mails manual ballots to the majority of voters and before the close of polls on election day.
(a) An individual may obtain an emergency ballot application, a manual ballot, and a manual ballot envelope from the election officer on behalf of a hospitalized voter by requesting a ballot and application in person at the election officer's office during business hours.
(b) The election officer shall require the individual to sign a statement identifying the individual and the hospitalized voter.
(4) To vote the hospitalized voter shall complete the emergency ballot application, complete and sign the affidavit on the manual ballot envelope, mark the voter's votes on the manual ballot, place the manual ballot into the envelope, and seal the envelope unless a different method is authorized under Section 20A-1-308.
(5) To be counted, the emergency voter application and the sealed manual ballot envelope must be returned to the election officer's office in accordance with the requirements of this chapter.