Voting Rights Campaigns

Kentucky Voting Rights Bill

In most states, after people serve their time, they get their voting rights back automatically.

In Kentucky, even a class D felony is enough to lose someone their voting rights forever unless they cannavagate a complicated process to get a pardon from the Governor, or go through an expensive process of having their record expunged for a limited number of Class D felons.

Kentucky is one of the two most difficult states for someone to get their voting rights back. Only Iowa has as difficult a process.

An estimated 312,000 Kentuckians (including more than 240,000 who have completed their sentences) can’t vote because of this barrier – disproportionately from low-income communities. This takes away tremendous voting power from these communities.

Restore your right to vote

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Kentucky is one of just 2 states in which no one gets their voting rights unless they can go through a complicated process to request a pardon from the Governor.  As we strive to change this policy to allow people to vote again, we also help people navigate the existing process to request a partial pardon from the Governor.