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Voting Rights Campaigns

Kentucky Voting Rights Bill

We believe that all Kentucky citizens should vote and that our Democracy is stronger when we hear from everyone. 

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.