Help register homeless people to vote
Posted by on September 7, 2008
VOTE FOR HOMES! VOTER REGISTRATION UPDATE
Time to register voters! The deadline to register voters in Pennsylvania is MIDNIGHT, MONDAY, OCTOBER 6th!
Vote For Homes! is a NONPARTISAN coalition registering and mobilizing thousands of people who are homeless or living on low incomes and helping them get to the polls on Election Day. We have registered 12,600 homeless, ex-offenders, and low-income people since 1999. We need your help to register as many people as possible before the deadline.
UPCOMING KEY DATES:
* Voter Registration Trainings – Thu., Sept. 4, 6-7:30 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 7, 2:30-4 p.m.; Thu., Sept. 11, 3:30-5 p.m., 1515 Fairmount Ave.; call 215-232-7272, ext. 3042, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register. See http://www.projecthome.org/advocacy/news.php?id=90 for more information and a flyer.
* National Homeless and Low-Income Voter Registration Week – Sept 22nd- 26th (Want to help us plan an event for that week? Come to a planning meeting Sept. 3rd at 1515 Fairmount Ave at 3:30 pm)
* Voter Registration Deadline – Monday, October 6
* Election Day – November 4, 2008
You can come to a Vote for Homes! training or we can send trained volunteers to help. Contact Salis Hollis at email@example.com or 215-232-7272, x3106 to set-up a time for us to come.
* Registration forms are available at 1515 Fairmount Avenue, the Board of Elections at 520 N. Delaware Ave., 5th Floor, and libraries throughout the City.
WHAT DO I DO WITH THE FORMS WHEN I’M DONE?
* You can drop forms off at 1515 Fairmount anytime before 1pm on Monday, October 6th.
* After 1 pm on October 6th, take the forms to the Board of Elections at 520 N. Delaware Ave., 5th Floor and give copies to Vote For Homes! so we can help mobilize voters and make sure that they make it on the voter registration rolls.
HOW DO I FILL OUT THE FORM? WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS?
* Make sure to include the voter’s Pennsylvania Driver’s License/ Non-Driver’s License ID # or the last four digits of their Social Security #.
* Persons with felony convictions ARE allowed to vote after their release. (People in jail awaiting trial and those serving time for misdemeanors can also register to vote.)
* If you do not have a permanent address, use the address of a shelter/program that will accept non-forwardable first class mail.
Call Jennine Miller or Salis Hollis at 215-232-7272 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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