The District of Columbia allows incarcerated people to vote, a rarity in the U.S.

In July 2020, D.C. became the third place in the nation to grant the right to vote to people who are incarcerated

By: - June 20, 2022 4:06 pm
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In July 2020, the District of Columbia became the third place in the nation to grant the right to vote to people who are incarcerated. Just Maine, Vermont, and the District allow anyone to vote while in prison for a felony. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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Kira Lerner
Kira Lerner

Kira Lerner is the democracy reporter for States Newsroom, the Idaho Capital Sun's parent nonprofit, in Washington, D.C. She has previously covered voting, criminal justice, and civil rights issues for publications including Votebeat and The Appeal.

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