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CMS Issues Memo Reaffirming Nursing Home Residents' Right to Vote

October 07, 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a memo "affirming the continued right of nursing home residents to exercise their right to vote."  The memo recognizes the limitations for visitors to enter facilities to assist residents in voting, but states that "nursing homes must still ensure residents are able to exercise their Constitutional right to vote."  The memo also encourages collaboration among nursing homes and state and localities to help ensure residents are able to vote.

Read the memo.

Find more information about voting rights on our webpage.

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