While some smaller communities within the colonies, like Plymouth, imposed permanent disenfranchisement
, few required it for the entire colony.
seeking to limit the practice of felon disenfranchisement
In a region of the country known for its progressive views toward felony voting rights, (8) Washington's felony disenfranchisement
rate is remarkably one-and-a-half times the national average and seven times as high as neighboring Oregon.
, she continued, sets up a dynamic in which enfranchised citizens prevail over those who are disenfranchised due to a criminal conviction, further threatening the farter's already disadvantaged place in society.
The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Elections Reform database was used to identify disenfranchisement
policies enacted by state legislatures from 2001-2010.
I hope that this report is viewed as a constructive contribution to the discussion of ex-felon disenfranchisement
in Tennessee and how it might be made less restrictive in its application, and by removing unnecessary barriers to restoring one's voting rights.
I hope member states will be ready to address these very concrete concerns, because disenfranchisement
is a big deal for the individuals concerned," she pointed out.
Meanwhile, on April 23, Egypt's Parliament enacted the Political Disenfranchisement
Law, which stipulated that individuals who served in top positions during the last ten years of Hosni Mubarak's rule would be ineligible to enter the presidential race or run for public office for the next five years.
I think the biggest issue was a sense of disenfranchisement
and their sense of not being part of their own and that is what we discussed.
Add to that the likelihood many voters, including students, will have their rights challenged at precincts on Election Day, and there will be a mixture for long lines and disenfranchisement
that will be nearly impossible to correct before election results are tabulated.
It would appear to amount to disenfranchisement
of the taxpayers and voters in the former district councils.
While the NPV proposal creates vexing problems of effective oversight, widespread potential for cheating and time-consuming appeals, it fails to achieve the primary rationale offered for it -- fixing the Electoral College's disenfranchisement
of voters in "safe" states.