Should felons be allowed to vote? | The Tylt

Should felons be allowed to vote?
Efforts are being made in Florida to help restore voting rights to felonsCritics argue people who break the law forfeit their right to elect those who make laws. But others argue mass incarceration and sentencing disparities disenfranchise millions of Americans and disproportionately impact African-Americans. Once you've served your time, you should be free to participate in the political process again. What do you think? 🗳️
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With the exception of Maine and Vermont, incarcerated individuals are not allowed to vote, and in states like Florida, felons permanently lose their rights to vote even after they have finished serving their sentence. 

A new Florida bill would restore voting rights to nearly 1.5 million individuals.

The bill filed Wednesday would allow people to petition courts to restore those rights, and it allows state attorney’s offices to oppose the petitions.
Florida has the highest felony disenfranchisement in America, according to The Sentencing Project, with about 1.5 million people unable to vote because of felony convictions.
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Many have lobbied against felony voter disenfranchisement and consider it a form of voter suppression. Felony voter laws disproportionately impact people of color and many believe it is fundamentally wrong to prohibit individuals from participating in a political process that so deeply impacts their lives.

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But others have argued that individuals who fail to follow the law forfeit their right to fully participate in society, which includes the political sphere.

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Should felons be allowed to vote?
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