Homeless Clients Interested in Voting?

Here are some common questions and helpful links to help them register to vote:

Deadline to register is Monday, Oct. 9th, 2017. November General Election day is Tuesday, Nov 7th, 2017.

Are they eligible to vote? If they can answer YES to any of these statements, then they are eligible to vote:

  • They are a U.S. Citizen.
  • They will be at least 18 years old by or on Election Day.
  • They have lived in WA for 30 days before the election.
  • They are not presently denied the right to vote as a result of being on community custody for a felony conviction.

Are they already registered, and is their voter registration up-to date? If not sure, they can fill out and mail in a new voter registration form. Follow this link: https://www.sos.wa.gov/_assets/elections/VRF_English_web.pdf

Or these other options here:

https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/register.aspx

                  Some quick tips on Address and Mailing Address requirements:

 If they don’t have a traditional residential address, no worries, they can still register to vote.  They will still need to fill out both parts of the requested information.

For residential: They can list any place that they consider their current residence such as shelter, park, intersection, location where their vehicle is normally parked, etc. It’s important to provide as complete an address as possible. This information is needed to place them in the proper district. (ex: 4th Ave & Cherry St, Seattle WA 98144).

Mailing address: A mailing address is needed so that they can receive the ballot and election information on time. They can use a PO Box, General Delivery at the local Post Office, address of a friend or relative, or shelter.

Once the registration information is received, the Voter ID card should arrive in the mail in 2-4 weeks. Call (206)-296-VOTE if it doesn’t.

FYI- The Voter ID card is a government issued ID.

Which District do they vote in? Depending on the residential address/information, they will be assigned a precinct to vote in-including districts at the federal, state, King County, and local city level.

To find the district use this link:

http://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/elections/elections/maps/find-my-districts.aspx

Where do they drop off the ballot and what about accessible (in-person) voting?  Ballot drop box locations can be found here:

www.tinyurl.com/KCBallotDropBoxes

Information on accessible voting will be available 30 days before an election on the KC Elections’ website: www.kingcounty.gov/elections/voting

Ballot drop boxes close at 8pm on Election night.

More questions? Contact King County Elections: (206)296-8683