Even though the COVID-19 pandemic has brought on many limitations and restrictions for nursing home residents, they still retain their right to vote. Below are some informational materials for residents and facilities to help achieve this during the 2020 elections.
- Residents’ Right to VOTE – explains that residents still have the right to vote during the pandemic and what the facilities can/cannot do to assist with the voting process. The Ombudsman Program encourages facilities to hang this up so that residents can easily read it.
- Voting – What Residents Need to Know – explains qualifications and eligibility to vote, voting options, how to register, how to locate a free notary for those who choose the mail-in option etc. Again, the Ombudsman Program encourages facilities to hang this up so that residents can easily read it.
- Tip Sheet for Facilities – information for facilities only that simply explains best practices and ways they can help residents to vote.