Obama Administration Pushes for Full Voting Rights

The Obama Administration supports full restoration of voting rights for the formerly-incarcerated. Watch their video from Feb. 5, where Heather Higgenbottom of the Domestic Policy Council talks about the issue.

February 10, 2010

The Obama Administration supports full restoration of voting rights for the formerly-incarcerated. "The President's position is that, for felons, once you've served your sentence... you should have your voting rights restored," Heather Higginbottom announced in a video from the White House. Ms. Higgenbottom of the Domestic Policy Council urged federal policy in support of full voting rights.

Watch video (voting rights questions at 16:45), and see our work on the Democracy Restoration Act, which would allow for national automatic restoration of post-incarceration voting rights.