Many people with felony convictions are unfairly prohibited from voting, and the worst state for this is Florida. Comedian John Oliver explains.
Felon Voting articles on Democracy Chronicles
Felony disenfranchisement, determined separately by each state, is the practice of prohibiting people from voting based on the fact that they have been convicted of a criminal offence. Felon voting rights remain a controversial reform among many. Also see our section on American democracy and our Voter Access articles.
Corrections industry influence, felony disenfranchisement and prison gerrymandering undermine democracy
State of Florida has become a battleground in a national debate over felony disenfranchisement laws
An executive order restores voting rights to tens of thousands of New Yorkers previously disenfranchised
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that all state parolees, more than 35,000 people, will regain the right to vote
Federal judge ordered Florida to ignore a 150-year-old law and immediately restore voting rights to convicted felons
in New Jersey, African-Americans comprise 15 percent of the population, yet are 50 percent of the disenfranchised
Law prevents individuals convicted of a serious crime from voting – even after they’ve done their time
State lawmakers on Monday announced legislation that would return voting rights to nearly 100,000 people
Proposal would make restoration of the right to vote automatic upon completion of sentence for certain ex-felons