Pittsburg hospital brings ballots to patients

PITTSBURG (AP) — Staff members at a southeast Kansas hospital are going room-to-room delivering ballots to patients too ill to make it to their regular polling stations.

The Joplin Globe reports that Via Christi Hospital will ensure all the ballots make it to the Crawford County Courthouse in Girard on time.

Hospital spokesman Michael Hayslip said in a statement that the hospital knows "voting is a right, not a privilege."

Hayslip says patients and their families are overwhelmed by the effort. Several of them had expressed concerns about missing the chance to vote in the general election.

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