Does power of attorney allow the holder to act on the behalf...

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Does power of attorney allow the holder to act on the behalf of someone for voting in an election?


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Although a Durable Power of Attorney will permit the authorized agent to act on behalf of the person making the Durable Power of Attorney in many areas, it will not permit someone to vote on their behalf in an election.