54. (1) Voters who are hospitalised may cast their votes in advance in the hospital.
(2) Voters who reside or stay in the following types of housing or accommodation facilities may cast their votes in advance in the housing or accommodation facilities:
(i) care homes and sheltered housing operated according to the rules of the Social Services Act;
(ii) temporary accommodation facilities for adults provided according to the rules of the Social Services Act for women who have been the victims of violence, threats of violence or similar crisis in connection with family or matrimonial cohabitation relations;
(iii) temporary accommodation provided according to the rules of the Social Services Act for stays of a temporary nature or of longer duration for adults who on account of physical or mental impairment or particular social problems have special needs, and temporary accommodation for adults operated according to the pilot provisions of the said act. The local council may decide that advance voting in the temporary accommodation facilities stated shall take place according to the rules of subsection (4) regarding advance voting in the home instead;
(iv) places to stay outside their homes where, subject to the said act, the local authority offers individual assistance, care and attendance to persons who on account of temporary or permanent physical or mental impairment have special needs. The local council may decide that no advance voting shall take place in these places outside their own homes;
(v) social care dwellings comprised by the Social Housing etc. Act, care dwellings comprised by the Housing for Elderly and Disabled Persons Act, unsubsidised private care dwellings comprised by the Rent Act, and private care dwellings comprised by the Private Care Dwellings Act;
(vi) other social housing for the elderly comprised by the Social Housing etc. Act, other housing provided for the elderly comprised by the Housing for Elderly and Disabled Persons Act and communal shared housing arrangements, homes and dwellings for senior, sickly and infirm citizens comprised by the regulations laid down pursuant to the Housing Act and the Social Housing and Subsidised Housing Society Dwellings Act. The local council may decide that advance voting for these types of housing shall take place according to the rules of subsection (4) regarding advance voting in the home instead.
(3) Voters being detained in an institution under the Prison and Probation Service or in a goal may cast their advance vote in the institution.
(4) Voters who on account of illness or disability are unable to turn up at a polling station may vote in advance in their homes except where granted the opportunity of casting their vote in one of the institutions, housing or accommodation facilities specified in subsection (2). Requests for advance voting in the home must be submitted not later than by 1800 hours twelve days prior to election day. If twelve days prior to election day is a Saturday or a Sunday, the closing date for submitting a request to vote in advance in the home is prolonged to the first succeeding Monday at noon. Such request must be submitted to the national registration office of the municipality of residence.
(5) Voters resident in remote islands, which do not constitute a separate polling district, may cast their vote in the island in advance.
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