A Map of Where Felons Can Vote
The United States implements the strictest felon voting laws in the world. As of 2010, the government denied 5.8 million Americans the right to vote due to criminal activity. Each state enacts its own felon voting laws, where all but two states (Maine and Vermont) have created laws that in some form prevent current or former criminals from voting. Explore KQED’s The Lowdown’s interactive map, created by designer/programmer Lewis Lehe, that shows felon voting laws in each state, along with a percentage of the population in each state that has been impacted.
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