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Voting Rights Resources

E.g., 07/2024
E.g., 07/2024

Background Information about Voter Identification Laws in Kentucky and beyond

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

This document contains information about the current voter identification law in Kentucky, the impacts that proposed changes to the law may have on Kentuckians, KFTC's position on voter identification, and other resources.

State level estimates of felon disenfranchisement, 2010 data

Sentencing Project

This report from the Sentencing Project provides state-by-state data about how many individuals have lost the right to vote due to a crazy-quilt pattern of laws that bar people convicted of a felony from voting. Kentucky is one of three states that bars more than 20% of voting age African Americans from voting. A total of 243,842 Kentuckians have lost the right to vote.

Letter to the Editor: Cumberland County News

Cumberland County News/Carl Wicklund

Carl Wicklund Letter on Voting Rights

Application for restoration of civil rights

Division of Probation and Parole

Former felons can fill out this form to request voting rights restoration through the Governor's executive pardoning power. 

Call-in half sheet for HB 70

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Half-sheet with instructions on how to call the legislative message line in support of HB 70.  This is useful for handing out to people at tables or events.

Voting Rights petition

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Use this petition to find members of your community who are supportive of the idea of restoring the right to vote for former felons.

Felon Disenfranchisement in the Commonwealth of Kentucky

League of Women Voters of Kentucky

This report on our felon disenfranchisement problem was issued by the League of Women Voters of Kentucky in 2006.  

Restoration of Voting Rights factsheet

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

This fact sheet discusses proposed legislation to restore voting rights to former felons through an amendment to the Kentucky constitution.