The Right to Vote Project established the Brennan Center Law Enforcement & Criminal Justice Advisory Council in June 2007. The Advisory Council was born out of a Brennan Center convening that brought law enforcement and criminal justice leaders to New York University School of Law to discuss voting rights restoration from a reentry and public safety perspective.
The Garden State has long been a leader in fighting for a fuller and more robust democracy. Its lawmakers have a unique opportunity to build on this legacy with reforms that promote a more inclusive process that maximizes participation for all eligible residents.
The Brennan Center for Justice urges members of the House Administration Committee to reject bills to terminate the Electoral Assistance Commission and the Presidential Election Campaign Fund. Read the letter here.
Florida is one of only three states with a lifetime voting ban for people with felony convictions. This report traces the history of the provision back to America’s Jim Crow past and explains how its impact is felt in Florida’s democracy today.
The data isn't in yet to assess the impact of restrictive voting laws on the 2016 race, but there's ample evidence that long lines, malfunctioning machines, and confusion created problems on Election Day.