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To: Former Proud Canadian

My friend’s husband is bed-ridden with Parkinson’s, had 5 strokes, can’t feed himself, can’t walk, etc. He is 66yrs old. He still has his mind, senses, etc. So, he shouldn’t be allowed to vote? Btw, he is long time Conservative voter.

What about the nursing home folks who are bed ridden and would like to exercise their right to vote?

Perhaps a rep from each party should be at the nursing homes to allow people to vote with no conversation, just hand them a ballot and let them vote. Those ballots then would be sealed in a lockbox and delivered to election place.


23 posted on 07/08/2012 10:10:58 AM PDT by Engedi
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To: Engedi; Former Proud Canadian
What about the nursing home folks who are bed ridden and would like to exercise their right to vote?

Perhaps a rep from each party should be at the nursing homes to allow people to vote with no conversation, just hand them a ballot and let them vote. Those ballots then would be sealed in a lockbox and delivered to election place.

We use the eSlate electronic voting machines in my county. During the Texas early voting period, it is legal to vote at any of the early voting locations in the county. Some of the locations are permanent for the duration of early voting. Others get moved around from one day to the next. Some of the locations are retirement communities and nursing homes. They vote on the same kind of machines that are used on election day.

Absentee ballots in Texas are an entirely different thing. They are paper ballots that are mailed to people who can't be in the county on election day or during early voting. Unless you are disabled, over 65, or in jail (not prison), the ballot must be mailed to a location outside the county. The ballot must be returned by US mail or a common carrier, and it must be mailed or shipped from a location outside the county unless one is exempted by being in the previously listed groups.

24 posted on 07/10/2012 12:21:07 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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