Roadmap to Reform
Felon Voter Enfranchisement

Florida: HB 1537/SB 2240
Sponsors: Representative Branyon and Senator Hill
This bill reinstates the voting rights of people convicted of felonies and immediately adds their voter information to the state’s voting rolls.
Status:Held in the Committee on Ethics & Elections, May 2008

New Jersey: A1212
Sponsor: Assembly Member Pou
This bill provides voter registration information to citizens on parole, probation and criminal sentences.
Status: Referred to Assembly State Government Committee, January 2008. Held in Senate Assembly.

New York: A06051
Sponsor: Representative Jeffries
This bill allows for the communication between the local board of elections and the department of corrections to send voter registration information to released convicts and felons.
Status: Referred to the Election Law Committee-January 2008. Held in State Assembly.
 
A06354
Sponsor: Representative Benjamin
This bill permits the distribution of absentee ballots to New York jails and gives the responsibility of registering inmates to the probation officers, the department of correctional services, and the division of parole.
Status: Held in Election Law Committee.
 
Recent Articles
October 19th 2009
Mandatory Voting? Automatic Registration? How Un-American!
Huffington Post

President of Air America Media, Mark Green, explains why Instant Runoff Voting, Automatic Registration and Mandatory Voting are not only important but could lead to a more democratic society.

September 30th 2009
Can a 17-year-old register to vote? It depends
Ventura County Star

"Most Californians register to vote not because a political cause has touched their heart, but rather because they checked a box on a form at the Department of Motor Vehicles when they received or renewed their driverís license."

September 27th 2009
Giving teens a civic voice
The Fayetteville Observer

In January, North Carolina will become the third state to implement FairVote-endorsed youth preregistration.

September 8th 2009
Give voters final say on vacancies
Politico

The two legislators proposing a constitutional amendment mandating elections to fill Senate vacancies make their case in the pages of Politico.