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Day shelter helps Madison's homeless register to vote before Wisconsin primary

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MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin partisan primary is just under a month away and the push for voter registration continues, including registration for Madison's homeless community.

A day shelter for those experiencing homelessness was hosted by city officials and volunteers Wednesday to help those without a permanent address prepare for the upcoming elections, which can often leave some homeless people without hope.

"I've talked to some of the folks here who don't believe in voting. They're just turned off," Gail Bliss, from the League of Women's Voters, said. "But I've talked to a lot of people here today who said, 'I can register here? I can get the things I need to be able to vote?'"

Officials there said they had helped 18 visitors register, and many more confirm their registrations.


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