The Justice Department announced Friday a guide to address the issue of voting rights in different states after being convicted of a felony.
The guide details steps that can help one understand whether and how a convicted American citizen, who meets the age and residency requirements, can exercise their right to vote. It also provides information on how to regain lost rights along with contact details of state officials.
Each state has different policies and laws surrounding voting rights for those convicted. In some states, these individuals keep their rights intact, while in others, they lose them for a specific period of time or sometimes forever. A few states strip the right to vote, especially for crimes related to election fraud….


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