Blog of Rights

Make Every Vote Count

By Jennifer Carnig, New York Civil Liberties Union at 5:31pm

When presidential elections can be determined by only a few votes, we need to make sure that every vote counts. But an untold number of Americans are convinced their stay in prison will keep them from the voting booth for the rest of their lives.

That simply isn't the case.

In New York and many other states, formally incarcerated citizens have the right to vote. But too many people with criminal records and far too many election workers don't know it.

Today, the New York Civil Liberties Union launched a campaign to educate people with criminal records that they have a right to vote. Watch our video below and visit our new web site www.nyclu.org/vote — for great info, public service announcements, ads and more.

But more importantly, spread the word and make sure people who have the right to vote do just that this November.

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