Voting Rights and Support for People with Felony Convictions
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. Join us as we learn from Jon Sherman, Senior Counsel at Fair Elections Center, 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. Lending a field perspective will be Samuel Gross, a board member for Revive My Vote, a nonpartisan student organization at William & Mary Law School that helps Virginians regain their right to vote after completing the terms of their incarceration.