53.1  Right to vote--conditions.

Any registered voter may, subject to the provisions of this chapter, vote at any election:

1.  When the voter expects to be absent on election day during the time the polls are open from the precinct in which the voter is a registered voter.

2.  When, through illness or physical disability, the voter expects to be prevented from going to the polls and voting on election day.

3.  When the voter expects to be unable to go to the polls and vote on election day.

A person who has been designated to have power of attorney by a registered voter does not have authority to request or to cast an absentee ballot on behalf of the registered voter.

Section History: Early form

  [SS15, § 1137-b; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 927; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 53.1]

Section History: Recent form

  90 Acts, ch 1238, §28; 93 Acts, ch 143, § 31; 94 Acts, ch 1169, §65

Internal References

  Referred to in § 53.2, 53.49

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