Nursing home residents learn how to be their own advocates for voting in the midst of an international pandemic and election season. While in previous years, residents had the assistance of family members and staff, as well as on-site voting precincts, these options are not available this year as visitor restrictions continue. In previous election years, civic groups toured nursing homes to inform residents about their options on the ballot. However, these visits were not possible this year.
These complications become even more confusing as different states hold different policies and laws regarding voting, absentee voting, and deadlines. Some residents have taken it upon themselves to educate their fellow residents, touring rooms to inform individuals about absentee voting and their ballot options this year.
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