First time voter casts ballot from hospital bed

If he can vote, nobody else has an excuse!
Hospital Voter
A first-time voter casts a ballot from his hospital bed at Bryan Health.

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Election Day for a first-time voter is a special day, a moment we all wait for, but nobody ever thinks they’ll be voting from a hospital bed.

That’s just what is happening as hospitals across the nation, and even right here at Bryan Health, and hospital staff members are making sure as many votes get counted as possible.

Riker is a hospital patient at Bryan Health, but thanks to an effort spearheaded by longtime employee Lori Lee, he was able to vote while hospitalized.

“Never thought I would be in the hospital the first time voting,” Riker said. “Nonetheless I’m glad I got the opportunity to share my voice.”

Bryan Health officials say a record number of patients were voting from the hospital.

Bob Ravenscroft, Vice President of Advancement for Bryan Health, said “Thank you to Lori Lee. You’re truly a great American and thank you for your dedication to our patients.”

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Lori Lee, a 36-year employee with Bryan Health, helps coordinate voting for patients in the hospital.

Lori Lee has been with Bryan health for 36 years and coordinates this voting for patients every two years and for the primaries as well.

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