Thousands Of Ex-Felons Just Got The Right To Vote Back In Louisiana. There Are Still Big Obstacles.
Blair Bowie, a lawyer at the Campaign Legal Center who has worked to publicize the voting change in Alabama said advocacy groups have had to do the difficult work of educating people that the secretary of state won’t. “Many people who were legally given the right to vote back in 2017 still believe that they cannot vote,” she said in an email. "Non-profits, like the Alabama Voting Rights Project, have stepped in to fill this gap, but the Secretary of State’s office has the ability to reach this targeted population more effectively while spending fewer resources.”