Yes, unless you are a "specially qualified voter". A specially qualified voter is a person:
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Yes. You may vote by absentee ballot if you:
Apply in writing to your city or town clerk or election commission and include your:
There is an application form available at your local election office or by downloading one of the applications online. You may also make application by letter or note. Whichever method you choose, the application must be made in writing and signed.
The local election official will automatically mail you an application for an absentee ballot for all elections in a calendar year. You must sign the application and send it back to your local election official.
Call your local election official for information about how to register to vote at home or to request that a mail-in registration form be sent to you.
Any patient in a nursing home must be a registered voter in order to vote by absentee ballot and must fill out an absentee ballot application.
If the clerk designates a health care facility in writing 28 days before the election, the ballot must be hand-delivered to such facility by a Registrar. If the patient states that he/she has entered a hospital after noon of the fifth day before the election, the ballot may be hand-delivered to the voter; otherwise, the ballot should be mailed to the voter at the facility.
Consult the administration of the nursing home for further instructions.