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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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9 06, 2016

ACLU-TN’s Resource Sheet on Voting for People with Felony Convictions

2016-07-06T12:01:27+00:00 June 9th, 2016|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|

In Tennessee individuals convicted of a felony lose their right to vote and are oftentimes unaware of the process for restoration of those rights. ACLU-TN, joined by civil rights and [...]

25 05, 2016

ACLU-TN’s “Let People Vote” Voting Rights Resource Center

2017-03-28T06:53:42+00:00 May 25th, 2016|Categories: Campaigns, Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources|

ACLU-TN's “Let People Vote” campaign is designed to empower voters with an understanding of their voting rights and tools for handling any problems they may encounter at the polls. Available [...]

29 01, 2015

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

2016-07-07T13:48:41+00:00 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

2016-07-07T13:49:26+00:00 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

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

2016-07-07T14:01:23+00:00 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 [...]