Many people in jail are eligible to vote. But casting a ballot behind bars isn't easy
For felony disenfranchisement, it's a "complicated legal patchwork" with different rules in each state determining who can vote and when after a conviction, said Dana Paikowsky, a legal fellow at the Campaign Legal Center who focuses on access to voting in jails. Eligible voters in jail and people working to give them access must work through local election infrastructures as well as the policies enacted by the jail, Paikowsky said. "There should be a floor there. It shouldn't matter what jurisdiction you're arrested in."
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