Obama Administration Pushes for Full Voting Rights For The Formerly- Incarcerated

February 16, 2010 - 12:39pm

 Originally published at Brennan Center for Justice.

The Obama Administration supports full restoration of voting rights for the formerly-incarcerated. "The President's position is that, for felons, once you've served your sentence... you should have your voting rights restored," Heather Higginbottom announced in a video from the White House. Ms. Higgenbottom of the Domestic Policy Council urged federal policy in support of full voting rights.

Watch video (voting rights questions at 16:45), and see our work on the Democracy Restoration Act, which would allow for national automatic restoration of post-incarceration voting rights.

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