AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)– The campaign “Homeless Not Voiceless” aims to help the homeless get registered to vote.
Wayne Williams, the Secretary of State in Colorado, is behind the campaign to increase voter registration in the state.
“If that is your situation you may have more at stake than other people where you’d like to find a candidate or issues that will help the economy improve, help things get better,” said Williams.
Those who want to register to vote are asked to fill out as much as they can on the paperwork and the Clerk and Recorders’ Office will complete the verification.
Those who register aren’t automatically approved to vote but the campaign is designed to get the process started.
“People are priced out of the housing market and so I want to inspire people and encourage people not to become apathetic, still stay engaged in the process. Please get down here and register to vote. If someone can get you down here at least you’ll have a voice in the process,” said one woman who recently became homeless.
Those who want to register to vote will need a valid ID. There are more than 1,500 active registered voters who use the addresses of the St. Francis Center or the Denver Rescue Mission.