Voting Rights For Georgians In Legal Debt Left Unclear By State Agencies


In May 2018, the Campaign Legal Center (CLC) and the Southern Center for Human Rights wrote to the Georgia Secretary of State’s office requesting information about how it determines when a potential voter has completed their felony sentence, making them eligible to register and cast a ballot. Danielle Lang, with the CLC, called Georgia’s requirements for people convicted of felonies to regain their right to vote “super confusing,” which she says may be a bigger hindrance to voting than the requirements themselves. “It creates these kind of unnecessary obstacles, which I think actually probably affect very few people if you were actually able to drill down on it, but affects a lot of people because of the confusion it creates,” she said.

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