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Last Minute Push For Mail-In Ballot Registration In Assisted Living Facilities

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Elections officials are urging relatives and caregivers of people in assisted living and skilled nursing facilities to help them sign up for an early mail-in ballot. The deadline to do so is Friday.

Long-term care facilities have been hit hard by the pandemic, along with nursing homes. Many facilities have taken extra measures to keep residents safe, like not allowing visitors, which could make it harder for them to vote.  Arizona is home to over 2,200 assisted living facilities and nearly 150 skilled nursing facilities, whose residents may be locked down or have difficulty casting a ballot amid the coronavirus pandemic.