Hospitals help patients get out the vote while stuck in bed

  • Dr. Judd Flesch reviews a patient’s medical record before signing an application for emergency absentee ballot in Philadelphia, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania have been working together on an initiative called the “Penn Votes Project,” a way to help patients still have their voices heard despite their hospitalization. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

  • Dr. Rachel Snyder signs patient applications for emergency absentee ballots in Philadelphia, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania have been working together on an initiative called the “Penn Votes Project,” a way to help patients still have their voices heard despite their hospitalization. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

PHILADELPHIA — The midterm elections are just around the corner, but efforts to “get out the vote” don’t mean much if voters unexpectedly find themselves unable to get out of their hospital bed on Election Day.

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