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2010 Voter Rights/Registration Packet
Voting & Registration Information Flyer
Even once a homeless person has managed to register to vote, he or she might still encounter difficulties on Election Day itself. A great way to ensure that homeless people are aware of their rights at the polls is to hand out flyers providing them basic information about those rights. An example of a flyer handed out by the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty at past elections is shown below. The flyer contains the most important rights of individuals that are applicable nationwide. Limiting the size of the flyer (or card) can ensure that a homeless person does not encounter any difficulties in holding onto the flyer, increasing the chances that the individual will still have it on Election Day when going to polls.
Flyers such as the example shown below could be handed out in the weeks leading up to registration deadlines as well as the weeks leading up to the elections, once registration deadlines have passed.
Download full report as pdf | Acknowledgements | Introduction | Overcoming Agency Resistance | Frequently Asked Questions by Organizations about Conducting Voter Registration | Incorporating Voter Registration into the Intake Process | Conducting a Successful Voter Registration Drive | Overcoming Resistance by Individuals | Frequently Asked Questions by Individuals | Conducting a Voter Registration Party | Registering Tenants to Vote | Having Candidates Volunteer at Your Agency | Holding a Candidate Forum on Housing and Homelessness | Media Tips for Hosting Events | Letter Writing Power Hour | Leading Up to Election Day | On Election Day | Voting & Registration Information Flyer | Legal Issues and Practical Barriers to Voting for Homeless People | State-by-State Chart of Homeless People’s Voting Rights | State-by-State Chart of Disenfranchisement Categories | State-by-State Chart of ID Requirements | State-by-State Chart of Registration Deadlines & Residency Requirements | Court Decisions on Homeless People’s Voting Rights | Sample Phone Script | Sample Invitation Letter | Sample Media Advisory | Sample Press Release