Tag: DC Voting Rights

End the Disenfranchisement of D.C. Felons

End the Disenfranchisement of D.C. Felons


Early this June, at-large Councilmember Robert C. White Jr. introduced the Restore the Vote Amendment Act of 2019. This bill would make D.C. the first jurisdiction in the country to restore voting rights to felons who are incarcerated, reversing the felony disenfranchisement instituted in D.C. in 1955 as part of the D.C. Election Act.  This…

Preserve Ballot Access and Vote, Dammit!

Preserve Ballot Access and Vote, Dammit!


On Nov. 6, voters will go to the polls for Election Day 2018. While pundits often decry young voters’ poor turnout, being a college student provides extra challenges to voting, namely the process involved in absentee voting. Requesting an absentee ballot often needs to be done by mail, and the ballot then needs to be…

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