Tennessee Challenged To Address Issues In Voting Rights Restoration Process
According to Campaign Legal Center, whether a formerly incarcerated person can have their rights restored depends on what year the conviction happened, what type of conviction, ability to pay the legal financial obligation, and whether the sentence has been completed. “Tens of thousands of Tennesseans are eligible for a Certificate of Restoration (COR) and, as a matter of law, have a statutory right to restore their vote upon request,” Blair Bowie, Legal Counsel & Restore Your Vote Manager at Campaign Legal Center, said. “To date, only a small fraction of those individuals have been able to receive their CORs and restore their voting rights because the process as administered by Defendants is unequal, inaccessible, opaque, and inaccurate.”
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