What you need to know for restoration of voting rights before the primary and midterm elections
We’re in the thick of primary season! That’s when you get the chance to choose the candidate you’d like to see on the 2022 midterm election ballot this November. Voting requires forethought and planning, and if you have been convicted of a crime, or you are or were recently incarcerated, then you’ll need to do some extra research before register to vote and casting a ballot following restoration of rights.
Felony disenfranchisement affects close to six million Americans, with Black Americans disproportionately impacted.
- Restoration is a voting rights - and civil rights - issue. Fortunately, many states are considering legislation to make registering and voting easier once you’ve completed a sentence (probation, prison, and/or parole) for a felony. Misdemeanors usually don’t impact your voting rights.