Voting Rights

Democracy works best when all citizens can vote without barriers.

Voting Rights

Democracy works best when all citizens can vote without barriers.
[Campaign Legal Center] has been leading a nationwide campaign to restore voting rights to the formerly incarcerated.
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Help CLC Protect Voting Rights Nationwide

Voting Rights Cases and Actions

Voters across the Deep South have seen a reduced access to the polls because of mass closures of polling places. Fewer polling places results in long wait times and longer journeys to the polls, reducing access to the ballot box for voters of color and low-income voters. CLC is working with organizers to advocate for better in-person voting access for marginalized voters. 

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CLC sued Kansas over its law which makes it more difficult for public interest charities to assist voters with registering to vote and requesting absentee ballots.

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CLC is challenging New Jersey’s misleading ballot design that gives certain candidates a positional advantage and disproportionately burdens voters of color.  

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Every Voter Should Have Access to the Ballot
Combatting State-Level Attacks on the Freedom to Vote
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State lawmakers are proposing a record number of anti-voter bills in state legislatures across the country, disproportionately targeting marginalized communities.. CLC is tracking these legislative attacks and fighting back. We've filed suit in states like Georgia and Kansas against new barriers that make it harder for voters to apply to vote by mail. 

Restore Your Vote: CLC Helps 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,, and an on-the-ground campaign to help people with past convictions in all 50 states know their rights.

Defending Voting Rights in Georgia
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CLC and partner voting rights advocacy groups urged Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to institute a series of key reforms to make voting in the January 2021 runoff elections safer during the pandemic.