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Restoring Voter Rights for those with Felony Convictions

Posted at 3:39 PM, Aug 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-08 16:39:42-04

WTVF-NASHVILLE — Is the process to restore your vote too complicated? According to their report, Tennessee has some of the strictest voter restoration laws in the country. Some of which result in lifetime bans for specific felonies.
Think Tennessee argues that such a complicated process costs taxpayers money, and increases the likelihood of those with felony convictions returning to prison.
What do YOU think?
Ben Hall was joined by Shana Hughey of Think Tennessee, Bettie Kirkland of Project Return TN, and State Representative Michael Curcio on OpenLine for the discussion.