Alabama Voting Rights Project helps 2,000 people cast ballots in Alabama, but many more do not know they can vote

Southern Poverty Law Center

After he served his sentence, the Alabama Voting Rights Project, a partnership between the SPLC and the Campaign Legal Center, walked him through the paperwork to get his rights restored. “A lot of minorities, particularly people in the black community here in Mobile, do not vote for a variety of reasons,” he wrote in a blog post for the Campaign Legal Center. “People feel disconnected from the political process, and many are confused about who can and can’t vote. Many people here think that a crime disqualifies them from voting, even misdemeanors. The state has not put much effort into educating citizens about this.”

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