What do Voters Who Feel Sick on Election Day Do?

If you are feeling sick on Election Day, are a patient in a hospital or other medical facility (including a nursing home), are a resident of a shelter or assisted living facility, or are disabled, you may enlist someone you know to help you vote.

Each agent is allowed to deliver and return ballots for a maximum of three voters.

You can cast an absentee vote by the agent if you are a:

  • Patient in a hospital, residential treatment center, or nursing home.
  • A resident of a group home.
  • A resident of a battered women's shelter.
  • A resident of an assisted living facility.
  • Disabled voter.
  • Voters who would have difficulty getting to the polls because of incapacitating health reasons.

How to Vote by Agent

  • Choose someone to be your agent who:
    • Has a pre-existing relationship with you.
    • Is at least 18 years old.
    • Is not a candidate in the election.
  • Complete and return both of the following before 2 pm on Election Day to Ramsey County Elections located at 90 Plato Boulevard in St. Paul:
  • Have your agent bring the completed forms to Ramsey County Elections located at 90 Plato Boulevard W; St. Paul MN to pick up your ballot.
    • Your agent must pick up your ballot before 2 pm on Election Day.
  • Your agent will be given your ballot and envelopes to bring to you.
  • Vote your ballot and complete the materials according to the enclosed instructions.
  • Have your agent return your voted ballot to Ramsey County Elections offices BEFORE 3 on Election Day.
    • Your agent must show an ID with your name and signature.
    • Voted ballots must be returned by 3 pm on Election Day to be counted.

View a flowchart outlining the process of absentee voting using an agent for delivery for easy reference.

On Election Day, you can also vote from your car at your polling location. When you arrive, have someone in your car let the election judges know you would like to exercise this option. Alternatively, you can contact Ramsey County Elections and let them know you would like to exercise this option.

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1. Where do I vote on Election Day?
2. How do I vote if I can’t make it on Election Day?
3. What do Voters Who Feel Sick on Election Day Do?
4. What offices and candidates are on my ballot?
5. It’s Election Day and I’ve had an emergency. How do I vote?
6. Can I pick up a ballot for my spouse/child/neighbor?
7. Am I registered to vote?
8. How do I know that you are going to count my absentee ballot?
9. What if I need assistance casting a ballot?
10. Where do I find Election results?
11. Where can I learn more about my unique circumstance?
12. Where can I find voting resources?