Anytime a member of a society is not afforded the right to express his or her opinions by way of the democratic process, we cannot achieve the ideals of democracy.
Testimony in Support of Restoring Voting Rights to People in Connecticut Prisons
Nicole D. Porter testifies in support of Connecticut House Bill 5702, which would guarantee voting rights to people completing their sentences regardless of their incarceration status.
The Ballot Bulletin: Voting Rights Wins in Minnesota and New Mexico
Minnesota and New Mexico adopted measures to expand the vote to persons after incarceration. Last year, over 4.6 million Americans were ineligible to vote due to laws that prevent voting for certain justice impacted residents. Learn more about the latest news in the latest edition of our voting rights newsletter.
Americans are banned from voting due to felony convictions.
bar people from voting in prison. Only Maine, Vermont, Washington DC, and Puerto Rico allow voting in prison.
1 in 19
voting-age Black Americans have lost their voting rights due to a felony conviction—3.5 times the rate among non-Black Americans.
Join the movement to expand voting rights for all
Help us apply political and legal pressure to ensure that a person’s criminal legal system involvement does not influence their voting eligibility or lead to other permanent exclusions and limitations from civic life.