There was an interesting new post with the latest on the subject of felon voting in Maryland written by Hannah Cechini and published at local 47 ABC News. Take a look at this excerpt:
Local lawmakers and voting rights activists are working to make sure that Maryland’s formerly and currently incarcerated individuals can make their votes count. “Our elections should not leave any voter behind. Yet, we’re having to introduce this bill because there is a particular population of eligible and incarcerated individuals that are shut out of voting,” said Delegate Jheanelle Wilkins.
The Value My Vote Act has bipartisan support in Maryland’s House and Senate. It would require the State Board of Elections to provide information about eligible inmates’ rights as voters. It would also require election information and resources to be provided to inmates during election years. Bill advocates say during the 2020 general election, it was near impossible to ensure that incarcerated people who still had their right to vote could exercise that right.
You can also see more on this subject at either the Democracy Chronicles felon voting archive or African-American Voting Rights. Also, see our main section on American Democracy and our Voter Access articles focusing more broadly on the ease of voting and the various barriers in the way.