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A Patchwork Quilt of Voting Laws

October 26, 2018 Video Midterm Elections - Millions of Votes Silenced Make sure your voice is heard and vote! Anna stepped out of her apartment and closed the door quietly behind her so her young son would not hear us. No, she would not be voting, she told me. She had done prison time so couldn’t go to the polls. But Anna was wrong. Unlike many parts of the US, people in Texas who have completed prison terms for a felony conviction are eligible to vote. When I informed Anna she was eligible to vote, she visibly brightened – but she was still concerned she would get in trouble if she tried…

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