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Quarantined? You Can Still Vote

Voters who are under quarantine because of or awaiting a Covid-19 diagnosis can still vote.

The election law passed this summer provides for an emergency absentee ballot for voters hospitalized or quarantined a week before an election.

The Secretary of the Commonwealth’s website explains: “If you have been admitted to a healthcare facility or you are instructed to quarantine in your home within one week of the election, you may use the absentee ballot application to designate someone of your choice to deliver a ballot to you. The person you designate to deliver your ballot will need to bring the signed application to your local election office, pick up your absentee ballot, bring it to you, and return it for you by the close of polls on Election Day. Emergency ballots may be requested up until the close of polls.”

If the voter can’t print an absentee ballot application, a representative can bring a letter from the voter to the local election official requesting an absentee ballot. Make sure it includes the name, address, and signature of the voter.

Download an absentee ballot application here