For more than a decade, states around the country have steadily chipped away at one of the biggest roadblocks to voting in the United States.
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.
Enfranchising Voters In Washington State Jails Face Local Pushback
Washington State…allocated $2.5 million for grants to counties wishing to ease ballot access to a group of people who are eligible to vote.
Republican Governor Ron DeSantis, To Illustrate The Story
Ron DeSantis’ arrest of 20 ex-felons for voting is unveiled MAGA republican attempt to undermine black community election enthusiasm.
Turning Jails Into Polling Places
Every day, over 500,000 individuals in America are in jail. In many states, it is acceptable for a detained resident to cast a ballot.
Legal Experts Baffled By Sentence For Registering To Vote
A Tennessee activist was recently slammed an excessive six year jail sentence for registering to vote while on probation.
Study: Felon Voting Rights Unlikely To Affect Vote Outcomes
The findings suggest voting by incarcerated people is unlikely to affect electoral outcomes, in contrast to some assumptions.
Most Prisoners Can’t Vote, But They’re Still Counted In Voting Districts
Although the least powerful, where prisoners are tallied in census numbers every ten years can sway political power in the United States.
How Best To Mitigate Prison Gerrymandering
Eleven states have now pledged to using data on former prisoner home addresses to locate them for the purposes of gerrymandering.
Connecticut Restores Voting For Citizens On Parole
Connecticut Senate Bill 1202 amends a prior law requiring felons to complete their parole before being permitted to vote again.
New York restores voting rights to parolees
New York has joined 18 other states in enacting legislation that automatically restores voting rights to those who served jail time.