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We learned no more than 1 in 4 of the newly eligible voters had registered for the 2020 election in four key states. Here’s how to examine yours.
News June 23
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.
Norris Henderson founded Voice of the Experienced (VOTE) to organize incarcerated people to engage in civic issues after he was released from Angola, the Louisiana State Penitentiary.
Life Inside March 12, 2020
"We asked ourselves: Do we want to change our conditions, or do we want to change our circumstances?"
Election Commission employees tested voting machines in Memphis, Tennessee, in 2014.
News September 19, 2019
The state’s byzantine felony disenfranchisement laws keep hundreds of thousands of formerly incarcerated residents from registering to vote.
Voters in Hialeah, Florida, outside Miami cast their ballots on Nov. 6.
Commentary November 13, 2018
Midterms show wide support across party lines for changing the system.
On Tuesday, Florida voters approved Amendment 4, which restored the voting rights of people with past felony convictions.
Commentary November 7, 2018
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.
Citizens cast their ballots during early voting at the municipal building in Augusta, Ga., in October.
Analysis November 1, 2018
Our roundup: drugs, policing, juries, even slavery.
Prisoners fill out voter registration forms in a work-release center in Birmingham, Ala.
Commentary August 20, 2018
Denying voting rights to people with felony convictions has roots in racist laws.
Pastor Kenneth Glasgow helps Spencer Trawick, an inmate at the Dothan City Jail in Dothan, Ala., fill out a voter registration form in June 2017.
News August 1, 2018
Do states have an obligation to educate formerly incarcerated people about their new rights?
Case in Point October 24, 2016
Ex-prisoners challenge a law that lets local bureaucrats judge “moral turpitude.”