A Colorado elections leader wants homeless people to know they can still vote

AP_LOGO_02

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams is joining an effort aimed at encouraging homeless people to register to vote.

Williams is scheduled to reach out to the homeless on Colfax Avenue in Denver on Tuesday. Joining him will be staffers who are certified to run voter registration, as well as interpreters fluent in Spanish, Vietnamese and Cambodian.

Because the homeless often lack a permanent address where county clerks can send them election information and a ballot, they are allowed to the use the addresses of homeless shelters or another “home base.”

For example, 1,499 active voters are registered at the St. Francis Center in Denver, 72 at the Denver Rescue Mission and 71 at the Samaritan House, also in Denver.

Hi! You’re like us!

Looks like you’re the type of person who reads to the ends of articles! Well, true believer, you might really like our morning newsletter. It’s quick, free and gets you up to speed on the important and delightful things happening right here in Denver.

Thanks for reading another Denverite story

Does Denverite help you feel more connected to what’s up in your area? Do you want to be a part of it?

Member donations are critical to our continued existence and growth.

You’re our superpower

Denverite supporters have made the decision to financially support local journalism that matters to you. Ready to tell your networks why? Sharing our “About” page with your own personal comments could really help us out.

You’re our superpower

Denverite members have made the decision to financially support local journalism that matters to you. Ready to tell your networks why? Sharing our “About” page with your own personal comments could really help us out.