felony disenfranchisement

More Voting Rights Restoration Coming for Virginia

Anyone with drug felony convictions in Virginia will now be eligible for automatic voting rights restoration.

AG Holder Calls for Restoring Voting Rights to Former Felons

Holder calls for the restoration of voting rights to all who’ve formerly been convicted of felonies.

What Will Virginia's New Governor Do About Felony Disenfranchisement?

Virginia just dodged a bullet to voting rights by electing McAuliffe over Cuccinelli. But how far will the new governor actually go to restore felons’ ability to vote?

Artur Davis Wants Voting Rights Restored for Former Felony Offenders

Is the former congressman who once supported voter ID laws changing his tune?

Virginia Governor Will Restore Nonviolent Felons' Voting Rights

Virginians with nonviolent felons no longer have to wait two years and apply for rights restoration, but violent felons still have to wait.

Task Force Says No Automatic Voting Rights Restoration for Former Felons

Attorney General’s task force says neither the governor nor the general assembly can create laws to restore voting rights to former incarcerated.

Was Violent Felon Ban on Food Stamps Accepted With False Data?

Louisiana Sen. Vitter claims massive fraud in his state is reason for felon ban on foods stamps, but no data supports that.

Senate Accepts Deal to Kick Formerly Incarcerated Off Food Benefits

If this amendment ends up in the farm bill and passes, it would hit African Americans particularly hard.

Despite Longest Lines in the Nation, Florida State Sec. Calls Elections 'Fair'

Florida blames all its elections problems on its counties while missing major problems in its elections improvement report.

Virginia Governor Says Restore Voting Rights for Nonviolent Felon Offenders

Gov. Bob McDonnell throws support behind two GOP-sponsored bills to automatically restore some felons’ rights.

NAACP Checks Iowa on Felony Disenfranchisement Credit Check Rule

NAACP scores voting rights victory, but Iowa stands its ground on refusing automatic voting rights restoration for ex-felons.

A Constitutional Case Against Felony Disenfranchisement Laws

Obama’s recent court victory on early voting may have carved a legal path for fighting down felony disenfranchisement laws.

Voting Rights Haven't Gotten Such Attention Since 1965. What Did We Learn?

From early voting to poll watching, felony disenfranchisement to redistricting, 10 lessons from an election season in which voting itself was hotly debated.

In Virginia, 350K Would-Be Voters Wait for Democracy's Slow Return

Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell is restoring the voting rights of more formerly incarcerated residents than any previous administration. And it’s still a drop in the bucket.