D.C.'s Homeless Register to Vote

People can draw map of where they sleep

Volunteers have been helping D.C.'s homeless people register to vote.

Even without permanent addresses, they can register because the forms include a box in which they can draw a map of the intersection where they sleep.

Tuleen Ozdeger, with the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, says anyone who lives outside or on a street corner can put down that street corner as their home address.

But there's a catch. Many states and D.C. also require a mailing address where they can send a voter registration card.

During a recent registration drive in Franklin Square, volunteers helped people like Ralph Hudnall navigate that obstacle by writing in the address of a shelter. Volunteers will man the polls on Tuesday to make sure no one is denied their right to vote.

Asma Khalid reports...

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