It is not a credible effort to improve election integrity. With a Republican chair and vice chair, it is not bipartisan. And several officials reportedly being considered for it are some of the most well-known supporters of voting restrictions.
Under current Nebraska law, citizens who have successfully completed a sentence for a felony conviction must wait two years before their rights are restored. This bill would remove that waiting period.
The Florida Supreme Court approved the text of a ballot initiative that, if approved by voters, would amend the state’s constitution to restore voting rights to certain Americans with past criminal convictions who have completed their sentences.
New Jersey has long been a leader in fighting for a more robust democracy. Its lawmakers have an opportunity to build on this legacy with reforms that promote a more inclusive process that maximizes participation for all eligible residents.
Tennant was instrumental in passing automatic registration in West Virginia last year. She'll use that experience and expertise at the Brennan Center to help advance automatic registration legislation and policy initiatives in the states.