Marshall Project Originals
Millions of People With Felonies Can Now Vote. Most Don’t Know It.
In a handful of key states, no more than 1 in 4 formerly incarcerated people registered in time for the 2020 election, a Marshall Project analysis found.
Unlocking The Vote In Jails
The majority of the 745,000 people held in local jails can vote, but few do. Advocates say it’s voter suppression on a national scale.
Florida’s Election Shows the True Promise of Restoring Voting Rights
With the passage of Amendment 4, more than a million people intimately affected by the criminal justice system have become more empowered to shape it.
Jim Crow’s Lasting Legacy At The Ballot Box
Denying voting rights to people with felony convictions has roots in racist laws.
Which Sinners Get to Vote in Alabama?
Ex-prisoners challenge a law that lets local bureaucrats judge “moral turpitude.”