Voting Rights Resources

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E.g., 11/2014

April and Teddi shouldn't have to wait flyers

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

These flyers tell the stories of two former felons who would be impacted by a proposed change to our voting rights amendment that would add a five to ten year waiting period before automatic restoration of voting rights.

Voting Rights Powerpoint!

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

This powerpoint presentation was used for a "Power Up!" webinar on our work to restore voting rights for former felons, an overview of the history of voting rights in Kentucky, and some information regarding the potential impact of more stringent voter id laws.

Background Information about Voter Identification Laws in Kentucky and beyond

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

This document contains information about the current voter identification law in Kentucky, the impacts that proposed changes to the law may have on Kentuckians, KFTC's position on voter identification, and other resources.

Background Information About Restoration of Voting Rights in Kentucky

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

This document provides important background information for members and allies advocating for restoration of voting rights for former felons in Kentucky.

State level estimates of felon disenfranchisement, 2010 data

Sentencing Project

This report from the Sentencing Project provides state-by-state data about how many individuals have lost the right to vote due to a crazy-quilt pattern of laws that bar people convicted of a felony from voting. Kentucky is one of three states that bars more than 20% of voting age African Americans from voting. A total of 243,842 Kentuckians have lost the right to vote.

Letter to the Editor: Cumberland County News

Cumberland County News/Carl Wicklund

Carl Wicklund Letter on Voting Rights

Application for restoration of civil rights

Division of Probation and Parole

Former felons can fill out this form to request voting rights restoration through the Governor's executive pardoning power. 

Call-in half sheet for HB 70

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Half-sheet with instructions on how to call the legislative message line in support of HB 70.  This is useful for handing out to people at tables or events.

Voting Rights petition

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Use this petition to find members of your community who are supportive of the idea of restoring the right to vote for former felons.

Felon Disenfranchisement in the Commonwealth of Kentucky

League of Women Voters of Kentucky

This report on our felon disenfranchisement problem was issued by the League of Women Voters of Kentucky in 2006.  

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