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Voting is the cornerstone of our democracy.  ACLU-TN works to ensure that all eligible voters have an opportunity to cast a ballot that will be counted; to make voting as easy and accessible as possible; and to make sure that all votes are counted equally.  Highlights of our voting rights work include defending ballot secrecy, educating the public about voting rights, challenging barriers preventing people with prior felony convictions from restoring their right to vote, and combatting burdensome photo ID and other restrictive laws.

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14 05, 2015

The Vigil (Spring 2015)

May 14th, 2015|Categories: Newsletters, Publications|

In this issue: “The 2015 Legislative Session in Review,” “ACLU-TN Defends Williamson County Educators’ Right to Speak Freely,” “ACLU-TN Defends Parents’ First Amendment Right to Name Their Children,” “ACLU Goes [...]

7 04, 2015

ACLU-TN at the 109th Tennessee General Assembly

April 7th, 2015|Categories: Take Action|

ACLU-TN was a constant presence at the state capitol during the Tennessee General Assembly's 109th session, working to advance legislation that expands or protects our civil liberties and fighting against bills [...]

1 04, 2015

ACLU-TN Annual Report, Fiscal Year 2014-2015

April 1st, 2015|Categories: Annual Reports|

Review ACLU of Tennessee’s accomplishments and challenges and learn more about what’s on the horizon for civil liberties with our 2014-2015 annual report.

29 01, 2015

Addressing Barriers to the Ballot Box: Registering to Vote in Tennessee with a Past Felony Conviction

January 29th, 2015|Categories: Know Your Rights, Publications|

This report explores Tennessee’s complicated disenfranchisement policies for individuals with felony convictions, including the practical effects of voting restoration procedure laws on election officials, the burdens that current eligibility requirements [...]

29 01, 2015

Get Your Right to Vote Back: A How-To Brochure for Former Felons in Tennessee

January 29th, 2015|Categories: Know Your Rights, Publications|

Restoring the right to vote to eligible people who have completed their sentences benefits the public as a whole; research shows that people who commit crimes are more likely to [...]

29 01, 2015

Provisional Ballots in 2014

January 29th, 2015|Categories: Know Your Rights, Publications|

Provisional ballots are used when you arrive at the polls and you’re registered to vote but your name doesn’t appear on the voter list, or you don’t have a valid [...]

29 01, 2015

Getting Ready to Vote: What You Need to Know Before Election Day

January 29th, 2015|Categories: Know Your Rights, Publications|

The right to vote is the cornerstone of our democracy, and being prepared for your trip to the polls helps secure your ability to exercise this fundamental right. Designed to [...]

29 01, 2015

The New Photo ID Law

January 29th, 2015|Categories: Know Your Rights, Publications|

On January 1, 2012, Tennessee’s law requiring a state- or federally-issued photo ID to vote went into effect. Find answers to common questions about what this law means for you, [...]

29 01, 2015

Voter Empowerment Card

January 29th, 2015|Categories: Know Your Rights, Publications|

ACLU-TN believes that voting is the cornerstone of our democracy, and we are committed to ensuring that every citizen has the fundamental right to vote. Our resources answer common questions [...]

24 11, 2014

The Vigil (Winter 2014)

November 24th, 2014|Categories: Newsletters, Publications|

In this issue: “Let People Vote:” an article on ACLU-TN’s voting rights campaign, “ACLU-TN Protects Williamson County Students’ Rights to Privacy, Free Speech,” “6th Circuit Court Upholds Tennessee Marriage Ban, [...]