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Registering Ex-Inmates to Vote

After Antoinette Banks served time for a bogus check conviction, she left prison thinking she'd never be able to vote again.  She was wrong.  Now, the paralegal is letting ex-inmates know they have the civil right to vote.  If you've served time, when do you regain your right to vote?  What paperwork do you have to file?  Do most ex-inmates know they have that right?  And how big an influence will they have at the polls?  We talk to a woman registering ex-inmates, plus a voting rights lawyer.

Antoinette Banks, paralegal
Erika Wood, associate law professor, New York Law School

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

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