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Administrative Resources for Homeless Electors

Electors without a permanent address can still vote. The place where the elector returned to most often to eat or sleep in the past five weeks is considered to be their address. As administrators of a shelters, food banks, and community health care facilities, you can provide eligible electors without a permanent address a temporary form of ID for the elector to use when they go to vote.

The process to provide an elector without a permanent address a temporary form of ID includes multiple steps. 

1. We will provide administrators associated with these facilities with an Authorization for Administrators form to complete and return to us before advance voting days and/or election day by either:

2. Once the Authorization for Administrators Form has been completed and returned to us, we will send you a Certificate of Identity and Residence form, which allows you to act as a signatory to verify the identity and residence of your clients.

3. You must include on the Certificate of Identity and Residence form your client’s voting location and the address of the shelter, food bank, or community health care facility. 

    • You can find the client’s voting location using our Voter Information Service by entering the address of the shelter, food bank, or community health care facility. 

4. Both you and your client must sign the form.

5. Your client will take this form to their voting location and use it as their ID for the election official to issue them a ballot. 

For questions, please contact us.