Report: MO Voting Rules Disadvantage Low-Income Voters

Missouri Public News Service

Danielle Lang, co-director of voting rights and redistricting at the Campaign Legal Center, said two states permanently disenfranchise people who have been convicted of a felony, but Missouri and 19 other states only restore the right to vote once people are done with parole or probation. "And so you can end up on supervision for much longer simply because you're unable to pay,” Lang said. “And that will, in turn, ensure that you're not able to restore your voting rights until much later because you're unable to pay."

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