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Disenfranchisement and Rights Restoration: Spotlight on States

All states other than Maine and Vermont disenfranchise at least some Americans with a felony conviction, stripping millions of the right to vote. Some are now considering abolishing this practice altogether, as well as adopting other reforms. 2019 alone saw multiple states advance, adopt, or implement legislation to restrict or end felony disenfranchisement.
This series spotlights the way in which this system works within individual states, and the pathways to reform in each. Also, explore our state coverage of prison gerrymandering.