Group works to reach formerly disenfranchised voters

Associated Press

A voter advocacy project said Wednesday that people are registering to vote under a 2017 change in Alabama’s felon voting law, but said more must be done to reach everyone who is newly eligible. The project is a collaboration of the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Campaign Legal Center. The 1901 Alabama Constitution says people convicted of crimes involving “moral turpitude” are no longer able to vote, but did not define what those crimes are. Alabama in 2017 clarified which felonies will cause someone to lose voting rights.

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