In New York state the law (and a 1984 court decision) guarantees the right to vote to homeless people whether they live in a shelter, a hotel or on the streets. You don’t need a permanent house address, but you can list whatever address you are currently at so long as you have an address to receive your voter registration card at (that can be a shelter, drop in center or somewhere else).
Here are the additional requirements to register and vote:
· Be a United States citizen
· Be 18 years old by the date of the election to vote
· Live at your registration location 30 days prior to the election to vote in that voting district
· Not be in jail or on parole (people on probation can vote)
· BE REGISTERED TO VOTE