Oct 09, 2008

Voter Rights for Foreclosed Homeowners

Kudos to Nolo's own Steve Elias, who's been in the news lately, pointing out that efforts in places like Michigan to take owners of foreclosed homes off the voter rolls are not only unfair, but absurd.

Foreclosure has always been a lengthy process, and banks are now more willing than ever to work out a compromise solution, so that the idea that foreclosed homeowners just pick up and leave the moment they get the bank's foreclosure notice couldn't be more off base. For information about how foreclosure affects voting rights in each state, see http://legalconsumer.com/bankruptcy/foreclosure_voter_rights.php?. You'll find links to election rights organizations and state-specific registration information.