People who find themselves behind bars assume they can’t vote, but that’s not always the case. In many places, people in jail can still vote.
Represent Justice is working to ensure that 7,000 incarcerated people in Georgia are registered to vote ahead of the Senate runoff election in January.
To support this effort—and the continued work to Free Our Vote—we need you. Your past support has given a voice to those behind bars, will you chip in whatever you can to make sure we can register as many people as possible to vote before the December 7 deadline?
In Georgia, incarcerated people can vote if they are being held pretrial in jail, or serving time for a misdemeanor. Most people that are in prison for felony convictions cannot vote, but there are a few exceptions to this rule as well. I’d like to think these complexities aren’t by design, but given the history of felony disenfranchisement in this country, we know that’s not the case.
Everyone who can vote deserves to have their voice heard. If you agree, then help us ensure this right is upheld.