What are the voting rights of people convicted of crimes?

With the debates underway, American voters are excited to see how this 2008 presidential election will turn out.  Everyone has their opinions on who has the best policies and can’t wait to express his or her views at the polls.

However, in a recent article featured on Total Criminal Defense, it was revealed that a new survey by the American Civil Liberties Union and the S.C. Progressive Network shows that our country is having problems ensuring everyone has a chance to make their voice be heard.

The study surveyed elections officials in South Carolina’s 46 counties, asking about voters’ rights.  The data shows that many didn’t know the voting rights for people who have been convicted of a crime.  Only five percent of the officials could correctly answer if convicted felons could vote.

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