Q1. How I register to
vote if I do not have a fixed permanent home?
A1. Individuals who are homeless, permanently
reside in recreational vehicles (RVs), or for some reason have no fixed
permanent residence, are considered "homeless" for voter registration
Such an elector may use
any address within a specific precinct that he or she regularly returns to and
has the intent to remain. That location may be used as the elector’s "home
base" (residential address) for voter registration purposes.
Q2. What are some
examples of acceptable residence locations?
A2. For voter registration purposes, the location
given need not be an actual residential address. For instance, an elector who
permanently resides in an RV may use a campground as "home base" for
voter registration purposes. Likewise, those who cannot afford regular or
adequate shelter may use a park, vacant lot, or homeless shelter as "home
base" for registration purposes. Basically, if the elector intends the
given location to be their home base, they may give any physical location as an
Q3. What if an elector gives
a location that does not have a mailing address?
A3. If an elector with no fixed permanent home indicates
that his or her residence is a physical location that lacks a mailing address,
such as a park, then the elector must also give a valid mailing address where
he or she can receive correspondence (such as a mail ballot or TABOR notice).
Although a person may use any physical location as a residence, he or she cannot
be registered without providing a valid mailing address.
Q4. Can a post office
box be used as a "home base" for voter registration purposes?
A4. No. Post office boxes are never acceptable as a
residence address; an elector must provide a physical location so that the
designated election official can determine the appropriate ballot style for the
Q5. Can a post office
box be used as a mailing address for voter registration purposes?
A5. Yes. If a homeless elector provides a physical
location that does not have a mailing address (such as a park), he/she may
provide a post office box as a mailing address only. Post office boxes are
acceptable as mailing addresses only; they are never acceptable for residence