Restore voting rights to people when they return from incarceration
Why should people have the right to vote?
- Voting helps people feel a sense of ownership over their community, helping reduce future recidivism.
- People on probation and parole pay taxes and live within our communities, and therefore should have a say in how those communities operate.
- Voting is part of democracy, and a true democracy includes all of its people.
- Incarcerated people never lose the right to vote in states like Vermont and Maine.