Voting Obstacles for Foreclosed Home Owners

A new report from the Fair Elections Legal Network details the challenges that foreclosed borrowers face when determining where to vote in the upcoming election.

Foreclosed home owners often must update their addresses and the documentation needed to prove their voting residence, which can be difficult if they have not yet acquired a new residence. They also must complete these tasks before varying state voter registration deadlines.

State voting laws pose additional challenges, with only 18 states allowing foreclosure victims to vote based on the address of their foreclosed home until a new residence is established. Some states have implemented rules requiring voters to show a photo ID with a current address, but foreclosure victims without a permanent residence cannot prove residency in the state and are unable to obtain IDs.

The report, along with state voting guides, is available online.

Source: “Report: Foreclosure Shouldn’t Mean Losing Your Right to Vote” RISMedia (09/24/12)

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