Whether felons completed time behind bars or probation should have their voting rights restored if they haven’t paid off all their financial obligations .
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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.
Felon disenfranchisement remains vital and effects of the criminal justice system on voting patterns go beyond laws that strip people of their voting rights
Iowa House to amend the state constitution and restore voting rights to felons who complete their sentences, but it’s only the first step in a long process.
Democrats and activists says fines paid by ex-felons asked by Rep. before getting their right to vote back is a “poll tax” reminiscent of Jim Crow laws.
House panel voted Wednesday to advance Rep. Michael Curcio’s bill for some felons to get their voting rights restored clears its first legislative hurdle.
Governor Kim’s staff has created a one-page document for Iowa felons seeking the governor’s approval of the application to get their voting rights restored.
“Restore the Vote Coalition” in a press conference at the Minnesota State Capitol, push for legislation to allow felons vote after serving time in prison.
NAACP won ruling that allows their federal lawsuit challenging State of Connecticut’s discriminatory practice known as “prison gerrymandering” to proceed.
After years of fighting for change, effort to restore voting rights of thousands of Louisiana’s convicted felons will officially go into effect next week.
Two Republican lawmakers, with the backing of the ACLU, are setting out to make it simpler for people with felony convictions to regain their right to vote.