Tennessee says most former felons can vote. They disagree

Blair Bowie, Tournier's lawyer and a representative from the Campaign Legal in Center, said the voting restoration process is "decentralized." Instead of a state formed board reviewing applications and providing rulings on voting restoration, the process has "no clear decision-maker." "There is not a full denial," Bowie added. "But a probation officer or clerk can just refuse to fill out the application, providing no record of any decision and any way to appeal why they said no."

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