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Voters who live in a residential facility can go with facility staff to the polling place, who can confirm their address if they need to register to vote. The following is information for how residential facilities can participate in registering residents to vote.
Residential facilities include:
Ask Someone to Deliver an Absentee Ballot to You If you live in a nursing home, an assisted-living facility, residential treatment center, group home or battered women's shelter, you can ask someone to pick up and return an absentee ballot for you.
Residential Facility Staff Can Help You Register on Election Day If you need to register on Election Day, you must provide proof-of-residence. This can be difficult when you live in a residential facility. One simple way you can provide proof-of-residence is to ask facility staff to go with you on Election Day to ‘vouch’ for you. Vouching is when the staff swears that they personally know you live in the facility.
Instructions for Residential Facility Staff Any staff person can vouch for all eligible voters who are residents of this facility. However, staff must prove their employment with election officials. Methods of proof include:
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