Vote Early and Often   1 comment

Absentee Ballots. Elderly people vote.  According to the US Census, people over 65 years old have a greater percentage of registered voters than any other age group and higher voting rates as well. My mother died two days before election day in 2006, after a several week stay in the hospital.  One of our last projects together was trying to obtain an absentee ballot as she was keen on voting.

As your parents or loved ones get older, the easiest way for them to vote is through an absentee ballot. And the easiest way to get an absentee ballot is to plan ahead so that you are not racing against the clock and dealing with unnecessary bureaucracy.

Please note, once you are acting as executor, absentee ballots are totally irrelevant as the deceased can not vote. Except of course, in Chicago.

Tips: Encourage your elderly parents to apply for absentee ballots and assist them in obtaining them. If you know your parent is going into the hospital for an operation or treatment, think ahead and get the absentee ballot.

Information found on this web site is for general informational purposes only based on personal experience and should not be construed as legal, tax or other professional advice. You should consult an experienced attorney , tax professional or financial advisor concerning your particular factual situation and any specific questions you may have.

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