Restoration of voting rights for ex-felons has been in the news recently, especially with the passage of Amendment 4 in Florida in 2018 (and subsequent legal and legislative challenges). But zooming out, we see that across the country there is a confusing patchwork of laws for people who have a felony conviction in their past. A crime committed 20 years ago in one state may bar you from voting in another state. In a couple states (Maine, Vermont) people never lose their right, even during incarceration. Just this month, a Texas man waited over 6 hours to vote in the primary election only to find out that, due to his parole, he will not be eligible to re-register to vote until June.
We don't expect any nonprofit service provider to become an expert in voting rights restoration, but we do want to equip you with the background and resources you need in order to support returning citizens. Join this webinar to learn about current laws regarding felon re-enfranchisement, where and why laws have changed in the past couple of years, and where you can direct individuals for more information and support.
This webinar will feature a Q&A session with our speakers. It will be recorded, and the recording and slides will be sent out to all who register.