Host: Tim Houchen
September 22, 2020 —
This is the first article in a series titled,”It’s Our Time, Our Voice: California Homeless Votes Count 2020.” This series of articles is dedicated to the 2020 General Election and how it relates to persons experiencing homelessness in California. This first article identifies the barriers that have disenfranchised homeless voters in the past and simplifies voter registration in 2020 using information from the Secretary of State’s website. Next topics include ways that homeless advocates and volunteers can assist and support homeless voters, voter education of candidates and ballot measures that affect the homeless, and spotlights on candidates throughout the state that are homeless or have personal experience with homelessness.
This video is one of two live broadcasts that took place on Tuesday September 22, 2020. Both were hosted by Tim Houchen, publisher of HomelessPerspective.com. HOMELESS PERSPECTIVE LIVE is publishing a series of live broadcasts and written articles dedicated to the 2020 General Election and how the election relates to persons experiencing homelessness in California.
The series is titled, “It’s Our Time, Our Voice: California Homeless Votes Count 2020.” The first article in the series, Can Persons Experiencing Homelessness Vote?, was published on Monday and is followed-up by two live broadcasts that split the content.
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This video is Part Two and it focuses on voter registration for persons with criminal records. Fiding homeless persons with criminal records is not uncommon. Sometimes their records might have caused their right to vote revoked. Laws have been changing in recent years allowing more people to vote if they have served their sentences.
In part two we determine who is and who is not eligible to vote. Many people are not aware that they are now eligible, we provide links to how they can find out. We provide more information and links that instruct that re-registering to vote is required and how they can have their right to vote restored.
Part two also discusses Prop 17 which appears of the November ballot. A “yes” vote supports this constitutional amendment to allow people on parole for felony convictions to vote. A “no” vote opposes this constitutional amendment, thereby continuing to prohibit people who are on parole for felony convictions from voting.
Check Your Voter Registration Status
Online Voter Registration in California
Complete list of acceptable forms of voter I.D.’s https://elections.cdn.sos.ca.gov/regu…
Secretary of State’s toll-free Voter Hotline
(800) 345-VOTE (8683)
Finding and contacting your County Elections Office https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voti…
or call Secretary of State’s toll-free Voter Hotline
(800) 345-VOTE (8683)
Find Your Polling Place
Do you have a criminal conviction? Restore your vote here https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/rest…
California Secretary of State’s website
Find a civil rights attorney
Apply for Medi-Cal and CalFresh online
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