Voting by mail, assisted voting in the facility, and taking transportation to voting facilities are all options.
Viewer Ellen H. sent VERIFY this question:
“I was wondering if nursing home residents get the chance to vote? If yes how do they vote? Is it by mail-in ballot or can they vote in person if able? Thank you!”
Voting for seniors in nursing homes is different this year given the risks the COVID-19 pandemic poses to those in nursing homes. The VERIFY team broke down how people in nursing homes normally vote and changes to how they vote this year.
How do nursing home residents vote?
In most elections, nursing home residents have the option of voting absentee by mail, taking transportation to a voting place, or voting within the nursing home itself.
This year, nursing home residents are likely relying on absentee ballots, however