You Can Vote Even if This Is Your Address: Ohio Judge
Ohio ordered to count homeless ballots
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 29, 2008 2:19 AM CDT
Voting booths and tables are filled with early voters in Columbus, Ohio. A federal judge has ordered homeless people must be allowed to vote, even if their address is a park bench.   (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
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(Newser) – A federal judge has ruled that the homeless in Ohio can vote even if their place of residence is a bench or a street grate, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The US District Court has ordered Ohio authorities to count the votes of homeless people whether or not their ballots list a physical address. The ruling also protects ballots from being invalidated due to clerical errors made by poll workers.