Wednesday, October 26, 2022

This election 4.6 million people will be banned from voting

Laws in 48 states ban people with felony convictions from voting. In 2022, an estimated 4.6 million Americans, representing 2 percent of the voting-age population, will be ineligible to vote due to these laws or policies, many of which date back to the post-Reconstruction era, according to a new report "Locked Out 2022" by The Sentencing Project.

In this election year, as the United States confronts questions about the stability of its democracy and the fairness of its elections, particularly within marginalized communities, the impact of voting bans on people with felony convictions should be front and center in the debate.

To read the Report CLICK HERE

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