I need an emergency absentee ballot in Illinois. Help!

If you are admitted to a health care facility (hospital, nursing home, or rehabilitation center) less than five days before the election, you can apply for an emergency absentee ballot. The form is called the Application for Ballot for Qualified Voter Admitted to Hospital, Nursing Home or Rehabilitation Center. 

You must contact your Local Election Authority to request this form.

You must complete the application and your physician must complete and sign the Certificate of Attending Physician section of the application. 

After the form is completed and signed by you and your physician, a registered voter from your precinct or your relative can then hand deliver the application to your Local Election Authority. The county election authority will provide the absentee ballot to the person who delivered your application. Once you receive the ballot, vote the ballot in secret and complete the certification on the absentee ballot return envelope. Give your voted absentee ballot back to the person who delivered your application. 

This person must return your voted ballot to your Local Election Authority.

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