Md. State Board of Elections partners with advocates to expand ballot access to incarcerated

Voting rights advocates announced Monday that the Maryland State Board of Elections is partnering with nonprofit organizations to expand absentee ballot access to eligible incarcerated voters. “We know that each election cycle, countless voters are excluded from participating in the electoral process, and these are individuals who are pre-trial and misdemeanor status,” said Nicole Hanson-Mundell, executive director of Out For Justice. “They are prevented from access to voter registration forms; they are prevented from having access to mail-in request forms; and they are prevented from accessing the ballot.” (WTOP)

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