Felony disenfranchisement laws are antiquated and have a disgraceful past. These laws not only have a disproportionate impact on communities of color and low-income communities, but also have no criminal deterrent or rehabilitative value.

Common Cause Nebraska supports efforts to restore voting rights to incarcerated Nebraskans, including overturning the current two-year waiting period before those who’ve served their sentence can vote and ending felony disenfranchisement entirely. Rather, we believe Nebraska should follow the examples set by Maine and Vermont, and never restrict voting rights for people convicted of felonies.

 


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