PITTSBURG, KS.--- Arthur Bonine usually looks forward to going to the polls, especially in presidential election years.
"Yeah this is a little weird because I generally figure I would get out in vote then when I came in here Sunday night, so this kind of blew that up," states Arthur Bonine, Via Christi Patient.
Or so he thought, but all of that changed after getting a visit from his nurse.
"We have gone around to our patients and asked them if they would like to vote," states Amy Renn Director of Nursing.
To take advantage of this opportunity, all patients had to do was be registered to vote in Crawford County and fill out this application for an advanced ballot.
"Very simple, you just open the envelope and mark it and hand it back in," states Renn.
Hospital administrators then hand delivered the ballots to the Crawford County Clerks Office.
"We were planning on doing this in advance, but we had several ask us a couple of days ago if it would be available and we said definitely, we would be able to do that for them and they were very appreciative of it," states Renn.
It's something organizers feel is the least they could do to make the experience better for patients.
"They're out of their element anyways being in the hospital and it just kind of brings some normality to their life to vote and do their civic duty," states Renn.
"It's a nice deal, and I think that probably everybody that has used it appreciates it," states Bonine.
11 Via Christi patients took advantage of this opportunity today.