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Biden vs. Trump
Voting for formally incarcerated people
I have a felony conviction. Can I vote?
While many states have some restriction on felon voting rights, most states restore the right to vote to citizens after they complete their sentences. In fact, up to 18 million Americans with past convictions can vote RIGHT NOW – they just don’t know it – because the felony disenfranchisement laws in every state can be confusing.
Voting and homeless
Can someone who is homeless register and vote?
Yes. Persons experiencing homelessness can register and vote in all 50 states.
What should this person list as his or her home address?
It is recommended homeless registrants list a shelter address as their voting address where they could receive mail. Alternatively, homeless registrants may denote a street corner or a park as their residence, in lieu of a traditional home address. The federal voter registration form and many state forms provide a space for this purpose.
Does the registrant have to have lived at this location for any particular length of time?
Most states have some duration of residency requirements for voter registration – for example, having resided for 30 days or more before the Election Day in the state or county. Contact your local elections officials to find out what the rules are in your state.
Voting for non-english speakers
There are many organizations that work to help people excercise their right to vote if they do not speak English. Below are some phone numbers to call if you have an issues:
IF YOU OR ANYONE YOU KNOW ENCOUNTERS PROBLEMS WHILE VOTING, CALL:
- English: 866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683)
- Spanish: 888-VE-Y-VOTA (1-866-839-8681)
- Asian & Pacific languages: 888-API-VOTE (1-888-174-8683)
- Arabic languages: 844-YALLA-US (1-844-915-5187)
- American Sign Language video call number: 301-818-VOTE (301-818-8683)
Voting for people with disabilities
Under federal law, all polling places for federal elections must be accessible to disabled and elderly voters, or must provide alternate means for casting a ballot on the day of the election.