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Homeless but Not Voiceless

Protecting the Voting Rights of Homeless Persons

By Tulin Ozdeger & Jewel Baltimore

Homeless people encounter legal barriers to voting from the particular circumstances of homelessness, from “traditional residence,” mailing address, and identification requirements, to problems with registration deadlines and removal from voter rolls. Advocates have many ways to deal with these obstacles to ensure that homeless people gain and preserve the right to vote.

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