100 Years After Tennessee Women Got The Right To Vote, Some Are Still Fighting To Cast Their Ballot

The Nashville Tennessean

That’s because, even when people complete their sentences — including their parole or probation — they still have to navigate through a maze of obstacles to get their signed certificate of restoration. “That is incredibly difficult,” says Blair Bowie, an attorney with the Campaign Legal Center in Washington, D.C. “Maybe the clerk of court will fill it out for you. Or maybe they’ll only fill out half, and then you’ll have to go back to probations and try to get it filled out,” Bowie says. “Some counties have never heard of it. Some counties actually charge people to fill them out. So, that is a whole process in and of itself. And that can be a major, major barrier.”

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