Elections: Homelessness

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 29th April 2021.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that people who are classified as homeless are able to vote in the elections in England in May; and, in particular, what steps they are taking to ensure that homeless people in temporary accommodation are able to vote.

Photo of Lord True Lord True Chair, Intergenerational Fairness and Provision Committee, Minister of State (Cabinet Office), Chair, Intergenerational Fairness and Provision Committee

The registration deadline for the elections on 6 May has now passed (19 April), so if anyone has not already registered, it is now too late to register for those polls. Applications to register to vote can be made by making a declaration of local connection to an address where they would otherwise be living if it were not for their current situation, an address where they have lived in the past, or by providing details of where they spend a substantial part of their time. This also applies to any person who does not have a fixed or permanent address. The electoral registration form for someone with no fixed or permanent address is available from the Electoral Services team at the relevant local authority, or on GOV.UK. Those living in temporary accommodation can register at that address.

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