“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.
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.
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.
Legislation to restore the voting rights of convicted felons once they are no longer behind bars cleared its first test in the Minnesota House Wednesday.
It’s deadline day at the state capitol – and there’s a last-minute push to restore voting rights for felons here in Mississippi.
The Democratic Party’s H.R. 1 “The People’s Act” is a bill designed to tackle what many see as lingering and corrosive problems in American democracy.
“Let’s open the doors to our democracy even wider,” Governor Phil Murphy recently said in a speech backing a move towards a more liberalized system.
Hillsborough and Pinellas counties processed a combined 872 applications to register to vote on the first day Amendment 4 expanded voting rights access.
The normally humdrum bureaucracy of registering to vote brought tears to the eyes of some Floridians as most felons regained their right to vote.