Hospitalized or in a Nursing Home

Election Judges Visit Nursing Homes and Hospitals
By law, city clerks send teams of election judges (poll workers) to nursing homes and hospitals during the 20 days preceding the election. They will distribute absentee ballots to eligible residents of the facility and provide assistance if needed. The election judges will only have ballots for the town or city where the hospital is located. Voters who are staying in a hospital outside of their home town or city will need to apply for an absentee ballot in their home precinct.


Deliver an Absentee Ballot to Someone in a Nursing Home or Hospital
Voters living in a nursing home may, under certain circumstances, have someone pick up and deliver an absentee ballot for them. This is called 'agent delivery.' Learn more.