felony disenfranchisement

Rise Up
Rise Up

Voters Will Decide Whether 1.5 Million Ex-Offenders Gain Back Their Right to Vote

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi have appealed a judge’s order to fix the voter restoration system for former felons that a judge ruled unconstitutional.
Kimberley Richards
4.25.18
Rise Up
Rise Up

America's Broken Cash Bail System is Criminal Justice Gone Terribly Wrong

Across the country, legislators acknowledge that the bail bonds unfairly targets poor people and people of color. Now some states are taking steps to change.
Kimberly Lawson
2.28.18
The Rundown
The Rundown

Florida’s Ex-Offender Voter Restoration Effort Could Change Who Gets to Vote in 2020

This key swing state is poised to change its lifetime voting ban on citizens with felony offenses this November, which has major implications for who will be President of the United States.
Impact Staff
1.24.18
Vote Now
Vote Now

The Most Important Ballot Measures People Will Vote on for the 2018 Midterms

From transgender bathroom bills to voter ID laws, there are more than candidates on the ballot this year.
Jonathan Parks-Ramage
1.24.18
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Vote Now

How Voter Roll Purges Strip Eligible Voters Of Their Rights Across The Country

Thousands of eligible voters in places like Indiana, Ohio and more are mistakenly denied the right to vote due to these practices
Kimberley Richards
12.14.17
Frontier
Frontier

Adopting Denmark's Unorthodox Prison System Could Benefit Ex-Offenders in America

Some Scandinavian detainees live and work like regular citizens despite criminal convictions. Would so-called 'open prisons' work in the US?
Alexis Chemblette
11.28.17
Vote Now
Vote Now

Why Nearly 2 Million People Are Banned From Voting in Florida

Millions of people — mostly African Americans — cannot vote in Florida and across the country. This has huge implications for who gets elected to public office.
Kimberley Richards
11.28.17
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Vote Now

Voters in These Countries Put American Voter Turnout to Shame

Voting is painfully easy outside the U.S., but inside the U.S. it's just painful.
Alexis Chemblette
11.13.17
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Vote Now

Voting in America is Broken, so How Do We Fix it?

To commemorate the one-year anniversary of the buckwild 2016 election, we’re taking a look at what’s working and what’s not when it comes to the electoral process in the United States, and how we expand voting to more people.
Nick Chedli Carter
11.9.17
Call To Action
Call To Action

Join the 'Vote Now' Campaign Against Lifetime Voting Bans for Ex-Offenders

Take action with VICE Impact in support of the ACLU's effort to end undemocratic voter suppression that keeps millions of people from voting and reintegrating into society.
Impact Staff
11.7.17
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Vote Now

How the ACLU is Fighting Florida’s Lifetime Voting Ban on Over One Million People

Florida activists are pushing a constitutional amendment that could pave the way to restore voting rights for 25 percent of the nation’s disenfranchised ex-offenders.
Kimberley Richards
11.7.17
Vote Now
Vote Now

6.1 Million Americans Can’t Vote Because of Felony Convictions

For the week leading up to the one-year anniversary of the 2016 elections, VICE Impact will be featuring facts that illustrate a broken electoral system in America, and how the nation can do better.
Impact Staff
11.1.17