MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – With only a few months before the next elections, one group isworking to make sure as many people as possible will be able to vote.
The group “Restore Your Vote” says Tennessee has some ofthe most complicated voting restoration laws for convicted felons. As a result,they say there are about 421,000 disenfranchised felons in Tennessee. That’sroughly 8% of the state’s voting population unable to cast a ballot.
“Because we think that in a country everyone be able to have theaccess to vote. And the country works best when people are able to participatein that process and no one should be barred from it,” said Ashley Caldwell withRestore Your Vote Tennessee.
In order to have your voting rights restored, you can’t have anyoutstanding court costs or restitution. You also can’t owe on child support.