Exploring Voting Among Citizens in Long-Term Care in Virginia
OCTOBER 10, 2008
Location: Caplin Pavilion - Uva Law School - 580 Massie Rd. Charlottesville, Virginia
Exploring Voting Among Citizens in Long-Term Care in Virginia.
A One-Day Conference at the University of Virginia Sponsored by the UVA Institute on Aging
How does voting occur in nursing homes and assisted living facilities? Nationwide, more than three million senior citizens reside in nursing homes, including an estimated 68,000 in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and even more live in assisted-living settings. What sorts of policies are in place to assist these older citizens in registering to vote and casting a ballot? What kinds of procedures guard against voting fraud? What changes can improve political participation by people living in long-term care settings? An estimated 5 million senior citizens nationwide have Alzheimer’s disease, a number that is expected to rise dramatically in coming years. Who decides whether these citizens are qualified to vote?
This conference will address such questions, and shed light on an important set of issues that receive little public attention. This event will bring together the leading researchers in the field, policy makers and providers, and representatives of advocacy groups, who will investigate the challenges and solutions surrounding voting by citizens in long-term care.
- The Capacity to Vote of Persons With Alzheimer's Disease
- Commision on Law and Aging
- Facilitating Voting as People Age: Implications of Cognitive Impairment
- Policy statement on voting by persons with dementia residing in long-term care facilities
- Voting by Residents of Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities: State Law Accommodations
- A Guide to the Voting Rights of People with Mental Disabilities
- Voting Rights of Older Adults with Cognitive Impairments
- Journal of Aging and Social Policy
- Issues Raised by Voting Persons with Dementia
About the Event
- Watch the event: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
- PowerPoint presentation by Richard J. Bonnie, Paul Freedman, Tom Guterbock, University of VIrginia
- PowerPoint presentation by Naomi Karp, AARP Public Policy Institute
- PowerPoint presentation by Charlie Sabatino, ABA Commission on Law and Aging
- PowerPoint presentation by Laiza N. Otero, Deputy Director of Voting System Testing & Certification