Voting rights are a fundamental right for residents in long-term care. According to federal rules for nursing homes, facilities must protect residents’ rights as U.S. citizens and must support residents in the exercise of their rights.

Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic is heightening barriers that have long interfered with residents’ voting rights. This page includes links to fact sheets and resources containing information that can help preserve residents’ essential rights to voting this election.

LTCCC’s alert on protecting voting rights is available at

NH411 Podcast on Voting Barriers for LTC Residents
Register to Vote in Person or by Mail (
How to vote in your state (The Washington Post)
Assisting cognitively impaired individuals with voting (ABA)
Cognitive Impairment and Voting (Consumer Voice)
How to Cast a Vote (Consumer Voice)