US general election absentee ballot voting

[US] Are you going to absentee/mail-in vote?

  • Yes

    Votes: 3 60.0%
  • No

    Votes: 1 20.0%
  • Maybe/my state is complicated

    Votes: 1 20.0%

  • Total voters
    5

ShyestofFlies

Well-Known Member
Hey all, (not sure if this is the right sub-forum?)

I've been thinking today that I can't imagine if I have a regular/leaning-bad or bad day that I will be able to vote in person. If you are lucky enough to live in a state that allows absentee/mail in/early voting for the general election without cause, I think for many of us it may be a good idea to consider.

Unfortunately that leaves the other 50% of us who if we want to absentee vote we will have to provide some info on why we can't vote in person.

I live in one of those states. What do you think- my official on paper diagnosis is from out of state doctor (may matter, I'm not sure?) and its CFS. The major concerns for me are the CFS or ME symptoms and the POTS symptoms (undiagnosed)- standing in line for possibly 2 hours might be a problem. Our voting location is very small so I don't believe there are seats even for ill or elderly people (plus I can see the old people and pregnant ladies giving me problems now haha).

The info I must provide are diagnosis/condition(s), doctor's name and contact (in state). I suppose I also have to contact that doctor if they are going to contact her? If you do miraculously feel better enough to go in in person on voting day you are supposed to void your absentee and go in person (which seems silly to me frankly), but if it means I won't miss the opertunity or make myself sicker to vote then I will do it.
 

Cort

Founder of Health Rising and Phoenix Rising
Staff member
I don't know how I'm going to do it but I'm definitely going to vote.

Does the form say the doctor has to be in state? If it does I would just provide the out of state address, contact info and the reason why = no ME/CFS specialists in state. I can't imagine that they would reject it. I hope not.
 

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