The homeless have rights

Did you know? In California, someone who is homeless may register to vote at a location they state is the place where they spend most of their time. The person must provide a description of the location that is clear enough for the elections official to establish that person’s right to vote in a particular precinct. This ensures accurate elections materials can be provided to this voter. In these instances, a mailing address needs to be provided (i.e. shelter or day center) in order for the voter to receive election materials.

The National Coalition for the Homeless has a few guidance documents for nonprofits to promote voter registration:

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