Early Voting in Nursing Facilities and Assisted Living Facilities


HHSC issued Provider Letter 17-31 outlining a new temporary law related to early voting in a nursing facility (NF) or assisted living facility (ALF) that went into effect September 1, 2017. New Texas Elections Code, Chapter 107, provides a method for individuals in a NF or ALF who submit an application to vote early by mail to have blank ballots hand delivered to them at the facility. Completed ballots are returned to the early voting clerk by election judges. This new process applies to NFs and ALFs with 11 or more beds and at least five residents who are registered to vote.

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