Sen Bernie Sanders announced at a town hall meeting in Iowa, for more states to join Vermont and Maine in allowing imprisoned felons to vote. Sanders stated,”I think that is absolutely the direction we should go.”
The following infographic shows the states various voter restrictions for individuals involved in our justice system.
Disenfranchised Voters Infographic
Almost six million Americans are disenfranchised from voting, even if the former inmates are again productive members of society, who pay taxes. Several states still do not restore the right to vote upon completion of the sentence. Thirteen states allow probationers and parolees the right to vote and nineteen states allow former inmates the right to vote upon completion of their sentence.
Infographic Sources: ProCon.org, American Civil Liberties Union
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