Thinking Tuesday: Voting Thoughts

On the weekends, I work at a local rehab hospital admitting patients into our case management department and assisting in discharge planning. About two weeks ago, I had the thought ‘I wonder how many people desire to vote but will be unable to because they are hospitalized.’ This past weekend a patient insisted on being discharged earlier than his discharge date. “I need to vote. I thought I would be able to go vote and come back; since I can’t I need to discharge Monday, November 5, 2018. I can leave in the evening, but I have to go. I will leave AMA (against medical advice) if I have to.” I couldn’t blame the man. He wanted to exercise his right and use his voice. Besides, his discharge date was originally scheduled for November 7, 2018.

I wonder why we don’t have polls set up in hospitals for individuals who are hospitalized and unable to leave.

I wonder how many ballots are going without being cast for reasons as such or similar reasons?