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A supplemental handbook for community leaders and activists in Davidson County to help people with felony convictions restore their right to vote. To be used in tandem with the “Restore Your Vote Tennessee Rights Restoration Manual.”
Civil rights groups are challenging Georgia’s restrictive voter registration law requiring voter data to “exactly match” data stored in the state drivers services’ database or the Social Security database. Georgia’s use of this “exact match” protocol disproportionately and negatively impacts the...
A supplemental handbook for community leaders and activists in Shelby County to help people with felony convictions restore their right to vote. To be used in tandem with the “Restore Your Vote Tennessee Rights Restoration Manual.”
CLC represents individuals in Alabama who are U.S. citizens with past felony convictions, seeking the right to vote. Some are unable to vote because their convictions are considered "disqualifying" under Alabama's law, and others because they cannot afford to pay their court fees to restore their...
The district court in Alabama ruled on CLC’s supplemental complaint in an order entered on Dec. 3, 2019. The judge has allowed CLC to proceed to trial on all major claims.
On October 18, 2019, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida Tallahassee Division issued an order denying the motion to dismiss or abstain and granting a preliminary injunction.
Campaign Legal Center is working to restore voting rights to people with past convictions in Alabama by providing direct rights restoration services, empowering community leaders to understand rights restoration laws in the state, and breaking down the false notion that a felony conviction always...
Campaign Legal Center’s Restore Your Vote campaign is working in Iowa to help people with felony convictions restore their voting rights, train community leaders on the rights restoration process, and break down the false notion that a felony conviction means you can never vote again.
In Tennessee, the law regarding which people with past criminal convictions can and cannot vote has been confusing. Based on the most recent estimates, Tennessee’s law disenfranchises over 421,000 people in the state, but the good news is that many of those people can get their right to vote back....
This summer, our Restore Your Vote organizers in Knoxville, Nashville, and Memphis helped shepherd hundreds of Tennesseans with past convictions through the state’s voting rights restoration process. We submitted this testimony for a hearing on “discriminatory barriers to voting” to share some of the lessons we learned from working with Tennessee’s disenfranchisement scheme up close. In light of our extensive work on this issue in Tennessee and elsewhere, we urge Congress to include explicitly both felony disenfranchisement and re-enfranchisement procedures within the coverage of a new Voting Rights Act bill.
A manual for helping people with felony convictions restore their voting rights in Tennessee. This manual first details how you can determine what a person’s path to rights restoration will look like: if they ever lost their right to vote and whether and how they can apply to have it restored. It also includes template versions of the paperwork a person may need to complete and contact information for some groups who can help further.