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

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Let People Vote: ACLU-TN’s Voting Rights Resource Center 2018-10-23T15:08:37+00:00

ACLU-TN’s Voting Rights Resource Center

Nothing is more fundamental to our democracy than the right to vote, and the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee (ACLU-TN) is committed to protecting voting rights and ensuring that every citizen maintains that right.Let People Vote border

Are you an ACLU Voter?

Are your state and federal candidates fighting for your civil liberties and civil rights? Learn more here.

Know Your Rights: Dealing with Problems at the Polls

Review a list of common issues people experience while casting their ballots, what your rights are under Tennessee law, and tips for dealing with problems at the polls here.

If you are having problems at the polls, please let us know here.

The “No Barriers to the Ballot Box” Campaign

Currently Tennessee prevents people from voting if they have been convicted of a felony and are incarcerated, on parole, on probation, or not up to date on child support payments or court-ordered restitution and court costs. Imposing financial obligations on the right to vote creates a modern-day poll tax. Under Tennessee’s voter restoration law, over 420,000 Tennesseans are disenfranchised, the majority of whom are no longer incarcerated. Due to this law, a shocking 21 percent of Black people in Tennessee are disenfranchised. ACLU-TN’s “No Barriers to the Ballot Box Campaign”, is dedicated to fighting for voter restoration and serving voters by providing voting resources and information about the law. Click here to learn more.

If you have a felony conviction and are interested in restoring your right to vote, we want to hear from you.

If you are an attorney interested in assisting people with restoring their voting rights, please let us know here.

Students and Tennessee’s “Photo ID to Vote” Law

Students—did you know that under Tennessee’s “Photo ID to Vote” law, your college ID doesn’t count as acceptable identification? Tennessee’s law that requires individuals to present a government-issued photo ID at the ballot box is part of a modern-day, well-documented, coordinated nationwide voter suppression effort. Concerned about how this might impact your ability to vote?

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To order free copies of any of the resources below, please click here.

2018 Voter Empowerment Card

TN’s Photo ID Law

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

Provisional Ballots in 2018

Get Your Right to Vote Back: A Guide to Voting with a Felony Conviction in Tennessee