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Voting Rights

Democracy works best when all citizens can vote without barriers.

Voting Rights

Democracy works best when all citizens can vote without barriers.
Every Eligible Voter Should Have Access to the Ballot
Restore Your Vote: CLC Helps Up to 17 Million People With Past Convictions Know their Rights
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Most states restore the right to vote to people after they complete their sentences. In fact, up to 17 million Americans with past convictions can vote right now - they just don't know it because felony disenfranchisement laws in every state can be confusing. CLC launched a website, RestoreYourVote.org and on-the-ground campaign to help people with past convictions in all 50 states know their rights.

CLC Protects Texas Voters
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CLC has been fighting against Texas’s discriminatory photo voter ID law since 2011. CLC represents Texas Congressman Marc Veasey and a group for Texas voters who challenged the law as unconstitutional and discriminatory. Years of litigation have ensured that voters in Texas can never be turned away from the polls simply for lacking a certain type of photo ID. 

CLC Launches the Voting Rights Institute
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CLC joined with American Constitution Society and Georgetown University Law Center to create the Voting Rights Institute in 2014. The VRI works to prepare the next generation of attorneys, experts and activists to preserve our democracy and protect the ability of all Americans to vote

CLC Wins a Victory for Voters in Arizona
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CLC challenged the state's extremely complicated registration process in federal court and reached a settlement agreement that eases Arizona's registration process, so that tens of thousands of voter registrations in Arizona would not be rejected because of unnecessary bureaucracy.

Voting Rights Cases and Actions

CLC filed suit against ICE for its failure to produce documents in response to CLC’s FOIA request related to its efforts to obtain individual voter registration and election data from state and county officials in North Carolina.

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In Nevada, the law regarding which people with past criminal convictions can and cannot vote has been extremely confusing. Campaign Legal Center has worked to restore voting rights to people with past convictions in Nevada by providing direct rights restoration services, empowering community leaders to understand rights restoration laws in the state, and breaking down the false notion that a felony conviction always means you cannot vote.

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In Arizona, the law regarding which people with past criminal convictions can and cannot vote has been confusing. Campaign Legal Center has worked to restore voting rights to people with past convictions in Arizona by providing direct rights restoration services, empowering community leaders to understand rights restoration laws in the state, and breaking down the false notion that a felony conviction always means you cannot vote.

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