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Factsheet on Restoring Voting Rights

A two-page overview of the facts and figures involved in restoring the right to vote to people with criminal conviction.

Published: January 2, 2008

An estimated 5.3 million Americans are barred from voting because of a felony conviction. Two million of those barred from voting have completed their sentences but are still relegated to permanent second-class citizenship. Restoring the right to vote helps reintegrate people with criminal records into society and, by increasing voter participation, strengthens democracy. Here are the facts.

> Download fact sheet here.