Georgia denies the right to vote to:

Once a person has completed all of the terms of their sentence, the State automatically restores the person’s voting rights.

All ex-felons need to do is to register to vote with the Secretary of State’s office.

However, the State of Georgia has NOT provided a list of crimes which involve moral turpitude. The Secretary of State’s office has adopted a policy stating that a person convicted of any felony who has not completed the terms of his or her sentence is denied the right to vote.

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In Georgia, the government takes away your right to vote if you have been convicted of any felony. This is unfair and illegal!

The 24th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits a state from denying any U.S. citizen the right to vote in federal elections based on the person’s failure to pay a poll tax.

Georgia’s requirement that convicted felons pay any fines, fee, or restitution associated with their sentence is an unconstitutional poll tax and discriminates against individuals on the basis of wealth.

THE PROBLEMS

DEMOCRACY & FAIRNESS FOR EX-FELONS

Restoring Your Voting Rights

If you would like to register to vote or find a local election office, please contact:

Brian P. Kemp, Secretary of State
Elections Division
2 MLK Jr. Dr. S.E.
Suite 802, Floyd West Tower
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
404-656-2871
http://www.sos.state.ga.us

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