Voter Enfranchisement

Felon Disenfranchisement

Kentucky is one of only four states that permanently disenfranchise persons who have committed felonies. Over 310,000 Kentucky citizens (or one of every 11 citizens) cannot vote because they committed a felony - sometimes many years ago. Among African American citizens of voting age in Kentucky, 26 percent have lost their right to vote. These citizens can apply to have rights restored, but the process is challenging so few apply and governors choose whose rights are restored or not.  The Kentucky League has and will continute to advocate for a Constitutional Amendment to allow those who have completed sentencing, to have their voting rights restored. 

Find the KY State League reports on Felon Disenfranchisement here

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