The Sticky Web of Felon Voting Laws


The Campaign Legal Center says it has seen similar issues while building Restore Your Vote, a website that provides information and updates on voting rights by state. "Across the country, there are more than 23 million Americans with felony convictions — only about 5 million to 6 million do not have the right to vote under law, but many others do not vote because the laws in their state are complicated so they believe they can't. We built Restore Your Vote to provide an online resource to ameliorate this problem, but it really should be the responsibility of the states to make sure their citizens understand their fundamental right to participate." CLC's Blair Bowie told Axios.

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