Originally Posted by Zissou'sMom
And yes, homeless people can vote just like anybody else, as can illiterate people. The official definition of "home" in Ohio is "a place which you intend to return to upon leaving".http://www.nationalhomeless.org/geti...ote/court.html
You need an address, but it doesn't have to be a home that you pay to own or rent.
Yes, but - some of the decisions quoted there were from Pennsylvania, my former place of residence. As an overseas voter, I'm required to provide my last PA address, which I do, although I haven't lived there since 1982, and the people currently living in our old house probably have never heard my name, as the house has meanwhile been bought and resold a few times, according to former neighbors.
I also have to provide the number of my current passport, as well as its place and date of issue, and my US SS number. I don't find that discriminatory at all, because otherwise any Tom, Dick or Harry living abroad could find and use a US address, and vote.
Utility bills generally end up in the trash can/dumpster once bank statements have been checked out, and therefore aren't adequate proof of citizenship. Residency doesn't equal citizenship. When my husband and I were living in the U.S., utility bills were addressed to both of us; he lived there on a green card, and had no right to vote in US elections. Ditto Germany - both our names are on such bills, but I'm a US citizen.