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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felony_disenfranchisement

Felony disenfranchisement is the exclusion from voting of people otherwise eligible to vote (known as disfranchisement) due to conviction of a criminal offense, usually restricted to the more serious class of crimes: felonies. Jurisdictions vary as to whether they make such disfranchisement permanent, or restore suffrage after ...

www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/felon-voting-rights.aspx

Nov 28, 2017 ... In 2016 the Iowa Supreme Court upheld the ban on felon voting, finding that all felonies are “infamous crimes” resulting in permanent disenfranchisement (Griffin v. Pate, 2016). The ability of the governor to restore voting rights to persons convicted of infamous crimes through pardoning power was upheld in ...

felonvoting.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=000286

Nov 13, 2017 ... Automatic restoration of civil rights and the ability to vote will no longer be granted for any offenses. All individuals convicted of any felony will now have to apply for executive clemency after a five year waiting period. Individuals who are convicted, or who have previously been convicted, of certain felonies ...

www.nonprofitvote.org/voting-in-your-state/special-circumstances/voting-as-an-ex-offender

In all but two states, voting age citizens convicted of a felony are barred from voting for some period of time. Laws vary in each state. While many states restore voting rights to individuals automatically after they exit jail or prison, others permanently disenfranchise people with a past felony conviction or require they petition ...

ww2.kqed.org/lowdown/2016/11/04/map-felon-voter-disenfranchisement-by-the-numbers

Nov 4, 2016 ... Roughly 6.1 million voting-age American citizens who have been convicted of crimes are restricted from voting in next week's presidential election because of felon disenfranchisement laws. That's about 2.5 percent of the total U.S. voting- age population – 1 of every 40 adults – that can't vote because of a ...

www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/02/02/582600802/voting-rights-process-for-florida-felons-unconstitutional-say-judge

Feb 2, 2018 ... U.S. District Judge Mark Walker says a state panel that is the gatekeeper for the restoration of voting rights to felons who served their time is ... Walker, an Obama administration appointee, decried the state's requirement that someone with a felony conviction must "kowtow" to a partisan panel, the Office of ...

www.aclu.org/issues/voting-rights/voter-restoration/felony-disenfranchisement-laws-map

A patchwork of state felony disfranchisement laws, varying in severity from state to state, prevent approximately 5.85 million Americans with felony (and in several states misdemeanor) convictions from voting. Confusion about and misapplication of these laws de facto disenfranchise countless other Americans.

www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/02/02/floridas-ban-on-ex-felons-voting-is-unconstitutional-and-biased-federal-judge-rules

Feb 2, 2018 ... Florida's constitution automatically strips voting rights from anyone convicted of a felony, but governors can control how those rights get restored. Under the current system, former felons must wait a minimum until five years after completing the full scope of their sentence, including probation and restitution, ...

www.brennancenter.org/issues/restoring-voting-rights

For a map of current state felon disenfranchisement policies, click here. Through litigation, legislative and administrative advocacy, and public education, the Brennan Center works nationwide to restore voting rights to people with past criminal convictions. See our state-by-state guide on felony disenfranchisement laws and ...