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Brennan Center and Demos Report on State Board of Elections Illegal Disenfranchisement of NY Voters

Published: March 15, 2006

A recent survey of county election officials found that more than one-third of New Yorks 63 local election boards, including those in three New York City boroughs, continue to unlawfully disfranchise eligible voters with felony convictions. Despite previous advocacy efforts, election officials persist in misapplying the law, resulting in the illegal disfranchisement of potentially thousands of eligible voters.