Tennesseans with felony convictions want streamlined pathway to voting

She should have been allowed to vote, Blair Bowie of the Campaign Legal Center said. Officials told Peoples she also owed $1,800 in parole fees. Payment of these charges, Bowie said, are not a part of statutory requirements for obtaining a certificate of restoration, the document adults must obtain to restore voting rights in Tennessee. “The system is opaque, inaccurate and inaccessible,” Bowie said.

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