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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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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 [...]

28 08, 2014

ACLU of Tennessee Launches Voter Education Campaign

2017-03-28T06:53:47+00:00 August 28th, 2014|Categories: Press Releases|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 28. 2014 Lindsay Kee, ACLU-TN communications director, 615-320-7142 NASHVILLE – The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee today launched its “Let People Vote” campaign to empower [...]