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CMS Administrator Writes Letter on Voting Rights to Residents and Families

October 22, 2020

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma published a letter to nursing home residents and their families highlighting that long-term care facilities may not limit residents' right to vote.  She also provided information on several voting resources.

She writes, "I wanted to make you aware that because of longstanding Federal requirements for nursing facility cannot limit or interfere with your right to vote under any circumstances. The COVID-19 Public Health Emergency has caused limitations of visitors from entering this facility to assist residents. However, the pandemic is NOT a reason your facility can limit your right to vote."

See more voting resources on our issue page.

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