Footage filmed on Monday, shows the Bristol Beer Factory in the western British city is allowing homeless people to register to vote in the upcoming UK general elections by letting them use their address before Tuesday.
Under English law, homeless people are still permitted to vote if they are able to give details where they spend a «substantial part» of their time. This led to Domhnaill Barnes... Еще, head of operations at Bristol Conspiracy Pub Co., having the idea with his colleague Izzy, to let homeless people register their address at the Arnolfini arts centre, and fill out all the necessary paperwork there, before the Bristol Beer Factory will ensure completed forms are returned to the council in time for the general election on December 12.
Thirteen people have registered to vote so far, according to Barnes. The motivation behind the scheme is «to make people feel like they do have a voice and that people do care what they think, and they care what they say as well.»
Lu Waywell, one of the people without a fixed address who is using the Arnolfini cafe/bar address to register to vote said, «[In] the Brexit referendum I didn't vote in that because, again, of my living circumstances back then. But this time feels absolutely crucial to be able to do it.»