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Eliminating Barriers to Voter Registration for People with Felony Records

  • Jessie Allen
  • Kele Williams
Published: April 18, 2003

The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, a member of the Right to Vote Campaign, together with Community Service Society of New York and Legal Action Center, conducted a successful advocacy campaign to eliminate these obstacles to voter registration. As a result of these efforts, the New York State Board of Elections issued a state-wide policy directing local boards to stop their burdensome and discriminatory practices. This is a description of the strategies used to achieve this important policy change.