COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF FELONS' VOTING RIGHTS

------ Original Message -----
From: Sherry Swiney
To: prison-l@lists.yale.edu ; PATRICK Crusade
Sent: Thursday, September 23, 2004 6:05 AM
Subject: Re: COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF FELONS' VOTING RIGHTS by state
 

The states vary widely and the only states that permit voting while incarcerated are ME (Maine) and VT (Vermont) when all the states should permit voting while incarcerated.  Every citizen who pay taxes should be able to vote or they should not have to pay taxes.  I think that if the prisoners and ex-prisoners would take this stand, they would succeed.  For citizens it's about their rights as citizens, but for government it's only about money.

Don't forget to be at the March in Montgomery this coming Saturday 11:00 am
 http://www.phadp.org/latestnews.htm

Sherry Swiney
www.patrickcrusade.org

----- Original Message -----
From: Kay Lee=20
To: MTWT=20
Sent: Wednesday, September 22, 2004 4:50 PM
Subject: COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF FELONS' VOTING RIGHTS by state
 

InvestigativeReports

Voting rights for those convicted of a crime
 

Voting is limited for those incarcerated on parole/ State by state follows.
 http://www.righttovote.org/state.asp

Permitted to vote while incarcerated:
ME, VT

Voting restored after release from incarceration:
HI, IL, IN, MA, MI, MT, NH, ND, OH, OR, PA, SD, UT

Voting restored after release from incarceration and completion of parole (probationers may vote):
CA, CO, CT, NY

Voting restored after completion of sentence, including parole and probation:
AK, AR, GA, ID, KS, LA, MN, MO, NJ, NM, NC, OK, RI, SC, TX, WV, WI

Voting restored after completion of sentence for first felony, permanently disfranchised for at least some second felonies:
AZ, MD

Voting restored for certain ex-offenders convicted of felonies, others permanently disfranchised:
AL, DE, NV, WY

Voting restored after completion of sentence, except those convicted of felonies before a certain date who are permanently disfranchised: 
TN (pre-1986 disenfranchised), WA (pre-1984 disenfranchised)

All convicted of felonies permanently disfranchised:
FL, IA, KY, MS, NE, VA


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