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Information available for patients unable to vote in person on Election Day


ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- This year U-M Health System Volunteer Services is providing the information and forms necessary to facilitate patients who might otherwise be unable to vote in person on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Patients who meet the eligibility requirements for Emergency Absentee Voting will need to have a family member or friend available who can assist them with this process, which calls for delivering the signed Emergency Absentee Ballot to the clerk’s office on the day of the election.

According to the Secretary of State: “You may be eligible for an Emergency Absentee Ballot if a family death or illness requires you to leave your community on election day, or you are unable to attend the polls because of personal illness or accident. The emergency must have occurred late enough that you could not file a regular absentee ballot request. Have someone deliver your written request for an emergency absentee ballot to the clerk’s office before 4 p.m. on election day. Emergency ballots must be returned by 8 p.m. on election day.”

Voters can find their clerk’s office on the Michigan Voter Information Center website: Patients and families with questions should refer to the website or call the Bureau of Elections at (517) 373-2540.

The forms and information are posted on the Volunteer Services website:

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