D.C.’s Incarcerated Residents Right To Vote

DCIST recently published an article raising questions about the implementation of the law extending the right to vote to incarcerated D.C. residents (passed by the D.C. Council two years ago) is actually being implemented. Titled D.C.’s Incarcerated Residents Have The Right To Vote, But Sometimes It’s Easier Said Than Done, it reports that advocates who cheered the move to let D.C. prisoners vote has suffered implementation hiccups — some of which are in the city’s control, but many far beyond it. And they’re engaging in a civic education campaign with a population of D.C. voters who can be hard to access, are often moved, and don’t have ready access to information about the candidates they are voting for.

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