U.S. News & World Report: Group Wants Alabama to Educate Voters About New Voting Law


U.S. District Judge W. Keith Watkins on Wednesday scheduled a July 25 hearing on the Campaign Legal Center's injunction request. The Campaign Legal Center last week asked Watkins to require the state to implement an education campaign and take other steps, after lawmakers approved legislation clarifying which felonies cause a person to lose voting rights.

The group also asked the state to reinstate eligible voters and disclose all voter registration applicants and voter registrants who were denied the right to vote on the basis of conviction in the past two years.

"HB 282 has the potential to restore access to the franchise for thousands of eligible voters who should never have been denied their rights in the first place," attorneys wrote.

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