Examining Felony Disenfranchisement Laws, Voter Restoration, and U.S. Elections
Macy Victoria Mcquinn
Voter disenfranchisement for felony convictions in the United States has become an increasingly important target of criminal justice reform efforts. Although most states have established laws to restore voting rights upon the completion of a prison sentence, other states such as Ohio and Florida still restrict or prohibit felony offenders from voting in some manner. Using publicly available data provided by each state's official voter database, the research will examine voter registration, turnout, and party affiliation in Presidential elections during the years 2016, 2019, and 2020 across states where voter laws have recently changed, specifically Florida.
Mark A. Morgan
Primary Advisor's Department
Criminal Justice and Security Studies
Stander Symposium project, College of Arts and Sciences
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions
"Examining Felony Disenfranchisement Laws, Voter Restoration, and U.S. Elections" (2022). Stander Symposium Projects. 2495.