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Homeless in New York City allowed to register to vote

Ruling it is unconstitutional to bar the homeless from voting, a federal judge ordered the New York City Board of Elections to allow the homeless to register to vote, even if they live on the streets.

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The decision Tuesday evening ''demonstrates clearly that homeless people are full-fledged citizens with the same constitutional rights as everyone else,'' said Robert Hayes, counsel for the Coalition for the Homeless, a privately supported advocacy group.