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In New York, Most [Individuals on Parole] Can Now Vote – But Many County Websites Say They Can’t

In May, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York announced his first round of conditional pardons granting voting rights to 24,086 of the state’s roughly 36,000 [individuals on parole]. But a review by The Appeal found that notice of the governor’s message had not filtered down to the state’s county-level Board of Elections websites.

“There are folks who, although they have received the pardon, are still very, very skeptical about being actually able to vote because they are hearing misinformation about this,” said Khalil Cumberbatch, Associate Vice President of Policy at the Fortune Society, a re-entry organization based in New York City.  

Read more at The Appeal Back

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