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Can You Vote for a Disabled Person with a Power of Attorney?

NO.

In Florida, you cannot use a power of attorney to vote on behalf of someone else.

The point of a power of attorney is to act in place of the maker of the power of attorney.  We normally see this being done in banking and healthcare decisions.

But, voting is an act that is uniquely personal, and a power of attorney is typically not permitted to perform acts that are so personal to the principal. Any exception would have to be made by statute. 

Call the Law Offices of Debra G. Simms at 386.256.4882 to learn more. We are currently offering free consultations via video conference to assist you with your needs.

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