By Pamela Bacon
Logan County Clerk and Recorder
May 12, 2021
Know the Facts for Colorado!
How do I register to vote if I do not have a fixed permanent residence?
- If you are homeless, permanently reside in a recreational vehicle (RV), or for whatever reason have no fixed permanent address, you may use any address that you regularly return to and have the intent to remain. This location is referred to as a "home base" (residential address) and may be used for voter registration purposes.
What are acceptable residence locations for individuals without a fixed permanent home?
- If a voter lacks a fixed permanent address, then a residential address does NOT need to be provided when registering to vote. For example, a voter who permanently resides in an RV may use a campground as a "home base" for voter registration purposes.
- Likewise, individuals who cannot afford regular or adequate shelter may use a park, vacant lot, or homeless shelter as "home base" for voter registration purposes. The voter may provide any physical location as an address if he/she intends that location to be their "home base."
What if a voter provides a location that does not have a mailing address?
- While a voter may use any physical location as a residence, he/she cannot be registered to vote without providing a valid mailing address. This means, that although a voter may provide a physical location as his/her residence, the voter must also provide a valid mailing address where he/she can receive correspondence such as a mail ballot or TABOR notice. Without a valid mailing address, a voter cannot be registered to vote.
Can a post office box be used as a "home base" for voter registration purposes?
- No. Post office boxes may NEVER be used as a residence address. Voters must provide a physical location so the designated election official can determine the appropriate candidates and issues to place on the voter's ballot.
Can a post office box be used as a mailing address for voter registration purposes?
- Yes. Post office boxes are ONLY acceptable as a mailing address. Meaning, that if a homeless voter uses a physical location that does not have a mailing address (such as a park), he/she may provide a post office as a mailing address. Post office boxes, however, are NEVER acceptable for residence purposes.
PLAN AHEAD: Logan County Offices will be closed Monday, May 31, 2021 in observation of Memorial Day.
The Election and Recording Department can be reached at 522-1544 for voter and election questions or recording information. The Motor Vehicle Department can be reached at 522-1158 for license plates/renewals or titling a vehicle. You can also reach our office by email at email@example.com . Like us on Facebook at Logan County Elections/MotorVehicle/Recording