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Can Mentally Incapacitated Persons under Guardianship Vote?

 All U.S. citizens have a federally guaranteed right to vote, but those under guardianship (or conservatorship) may not have that right. Many people with special needs who are perfectly capable of voting have appointed guardians – usually their parents – so that they can continue to be cared for into adulthood. But, depending on the state, being under guardianship may mean that in the eyes of the law they lack mental capacity and can’t vote.


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