USICH is in the process of creating a new Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness.

Read more.

Step-by-Step Voting Guide for People Experiencing Homelessness

 A Checklist for How to Vote Without a Permanent Address

View in: Arabic / Chinese / SpanishTagalog

Step 1: CONTACT YOUR LOCAL ELECTION OFFICE ☐

  1. Ask them what address you can use to register or update your registration. Most places let voters list a shelter, a street corner, or a park as their address. Find your local election office here.

Step 2: KNOW THE RULES AND DEADLINES ☐

  1. Some states require ID to register or vote. Some vote exclusively by mail. All have deadlines. Check your state’s rules here.

Step 3: ASK FOR HELP, IF YOU NEED IT ☐

  1. Your local shelter or Continuum of Care can help you navigate the voting process.

Step 4: REGISTER ☐

  1. Then, confirm your registration on your state’s election website.

Step 5: PICK A VOTING OPTION ☐

  1. Election Day isn’t the only option. Find out if and how you can vote by mail or early at the polls.

Step 6: CHECK WHAT’S ON YOUR BALLOT ☐

  1. Learn about the candidates and issues you’ll vote on.

Step 7: VOTE! ☐

  1. Many local groups offer free transportation to the polls. If you have any problems at the polls, call 1-866-OUR-VOTE (687-8683).

Are you a homeless service provider?
Read this guide to help people vote.

 

Sources: Federal Voting Assistance Program, Vote411, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Election Protection