Homeowners in foreclosure have rights, one of them is voting.  Even if your home is in a stage of foreclosure, you can still go to the polls.

One of the common election myths is that homeowners who have a foreclosure suit filed against them are ineligible to vote.  Not true. 

While colonial America required voters to have a certain amount of land holdings, registered voters today are eligible to vote regardless of their real estate ownership status, even if in mortgage default.

Furthermore, because foreclosure is a lengthy process in Florida, homeowners can remain in their homes for months after receiving a foreclosure notice.  Our judicial procedure in home foreclosures in this state takes time, giving homeowners the opportunity to pursue an alternative (like short sale or mortgage modification), and also leaving the homeowner in place in their voting precinct so they can cast their ballot.

(If you have moved out of your foreclosed residence with no intention of returning to live there, give the Supervisor of Elections your change of address so you can be assigned a new precinct for the next election.)