The Albany County Board of Elections was the least informed
of voting rights for ex-felons among several Capital Region boards and may have
denied many eligible voters access to the booth, according to a
In an initial survey in 2003 to gauge how knowledgeable of ex-felon voting rights local election boards were, the center concluded that more than half of the election officials requested ex-felons provide documentation not required, prompting the state Board of Elections to send out a memo outlining the correct laws for all the local election boards.
In 2006, the
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Copies of the memo have been re-sent by the ACLU to election boards in all four counties.
Sharon Hong can be reached at 454–5414 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
For more information
To learn more about voting rights contact NYCLU Capital Region Chapter at 518–436–8594 or visit the NYCLU Website at www.nyclu.org.
People who have a problem registering to vote because of a criminal record, or who have trouble voting on Election Day, can call (866) OUR-VOTE.