USA Today’s Nicole Lewis and Andrew R. Calderon reports
Only a fraction of the thousands of formerly incarcerated people whose voting rights were restored in time for the 2020 election made it back on to the voter rolls in four key states – Nevada, Kentucky, Iowa and New Jersey, a Marshall Project analysis found.
At least 13 states have expanded voting rights for people with felony convictions between 2016 and 2020. As a result, millions of formerly incarcerated people across the country are now eligible to vote.
Yet none of the states analyzed registered more than 1 in 4 eligible voters who were formerly incarcerated. That’s significantly lower than the registration rate among the general public, where almost 3 in 4 eligible voters registered in each state.