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Voting Absentee

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Absentee Ballots

How Wisconsin residents can vote if they are hospitalized on Election Day:

Of note, persons who are indefinitely confined to their homes may apply for an absentee ballot to be mailed to them for each election.

Elections officials can not deny citizens a ballot unless a judge has ruled they can't vote. This means that if a patient has an activated POA-HC, they can vote. If the patient has a guardian, they can vote unless the guardianship specifically states otherwise.

In the state of Wisconsin, persons convicted of a felony are unable to vote while they are incarcerated, on probation or parole. Once they are off probation/parole, they can register again.

If you are searching for voting info for other states, connect with their Secretary of State.

Remember, if a citizen is at the polling place by 8pm on election day, they get to vote.

Resources

Voting Forms

Absentee Ballots

Websites

Curb Side Voting

Registering to Vote

Voting from a SNF