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Step-by-Step Election Guide for Homeless Service Providers

A Checklist for Helping People Vote Without a Permanent Address

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Step 1: GET INFORMED

  1. Learn about your client’s voting rights in each state.
  2. Contact your state or local election office to confirm this information.
  3. Review this voting rights toolkit for homeless service providers.

Step 2: MAKE A PLAN

  1. Follow “The 3 Steps to Supporting Your Clients’ Right to Vote” and these tips for developing a plan.
  2. Prepare to engage non-English speakers with this glossary of election terminology, which is available in 21 languages.
  3. Use these “4 Tips for Reducing Your Staff’s Workload” to ensure sustainability for this effort.

Step 3: REGISTER

  1. Follow ”The Do’s and Don’ts of Registering Your Clients to Vote.”
  2. For non-English speakers, the National Mail Voter Registration Form is available in 21 languages.

Step 4: EDUCATE 

  1. Use these ideas to inform your clients about key issues like housing, health care, and homelessness.

Step 5: GET OUT THE VOTE

  1. Encourage your clients to vote and remove obstacles in their way. Here’s how.

Are you experiencing homelessness? 
Read this voting guide.

 

Sources: Election Assistance Commission, National Alliance to End Homelessness, National Coalition for the Homeless