New online tool about felon voting rights

St. Louis American

Campaign Legal Center has posted an online tool,, to help as many as 23 million citizens with past felony convictions understand their voting rights in all 50 states and take the necessary steps in the process to exercise their right to vote before the November general election.  A majority of this group of Americans – as many as 17 million people – should be able to vote right away if they understand their rights, according to the center, and many more are eligible to apply to restore their right to vote. We launched this tool because state and federal policies do not uniformly protect the right to vote of all citizens,” said Danielle Lang, senior legal counsel, voting rights and redistricting at the center. “We can’t overturn all discriminatory voting laws overnight. But while we fight them in court, we are minimizing the harmful impact of these laws by clearing up the confusion and misinformation that prevents many people with past felony convictions throughout the country from voting.”

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