Yes, You Can Vote If You Are Homeless (As Long As You’re Registered)

When voters head to the polls for next Tuesday’s presidential election, anyone who is registered can cast a ballot — even people who are homeless.

That includes voters who are staying in a temporary shelter or on the street.

The issue came up at Council hearing last week when City Councilmember Ruben Wills told the story of a constituent who had contacted his office after she received a letter from the New York City Board of Elections (BOE) telling her that the affidavit ballot she had cast in the September primary did not count.

Wills asked Michael Ryan, the BOE’s Executive Director, about the rights of voters who have been displaced.

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