Help the Gray Panthers get Mail-In Ballots to Nursing Home Residents!

Long-term care facilities have a legal responsibility to assist residents in exercising their right to vote. Such assistance often includes helping them to register to vote, to obtain an absentee or mail-in ballot, to get to the polls or to fill out and return ballots. Very few operators are following the law, especially since the pandemic. The Gray Panthers are contacting the owners of these facilities and demanding that they either supply mail-in ballots or drive residents to the polls. We are also contacting elected municipal, county, and state elected officials to put pressure on the operators to follow election laws. We then ensure that the City Clerks in both the city and county monitor facility compliance. Support the Gray Panthers in this fight against nursing home voter suppression!


VERIFY: This is how people in nursing homes vote

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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…

Find Voting Rights Violations in Nursing Homes

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Taloria Stevenson Green has voted in every election since 1972, casting her ballot at a polling place across the street from her Washington, D.C. home.  But last year, she moved…

Hundreds of Thousands of Nursing Home Residents May Not Be Able to Vote in November Because of the Pandemic

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Walter Hutchins cast his first vote for president for Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1952, and he has voted in every election since. The last thing he wants is for his…