Voting Rights in Long-Term Care Facilities
Welcome to our voting rights page. Please see below for information related to voting rights for residents of long-term care facilities as well as a video entitled "Yes, you can vote!"
"Yes, you can vote!" features Trish Thorsen, Ombudsman Program Manager for the Maine Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, Rick Langley, Disability Rights Maine and Lori Parham, State Director for AARP Maine.
Our Program is pleased to collaborate with Disability Rights Maine and AARP to present this workshop. Rick Langley wears many hats at DRM but at this time of year his primary role is as the coordinator of the
Protection and Advocacy for Voting Rights project at DRM. Lori Parham, State Director for AARP Maine, has been with AARP for 16 years and in Maine for 8 of those. This year AARP Maine (a non-partisan organization)
is placing a particular emphasis on ensuring its members and all Mainers 50 and older can vote safely via absentee ballot or at their polling place. With the challenges families have faced due to covid-19 in LTC
settings they are working to ensure any resident who wants to vote is able to.