Voting While in Mass Incarceration

  • Rebecka Sokoloff Brandeis University
Keywords: Elections, Voting, Convicted felons

Abstract

This article explores a recent report of scholars and voting-rights activists urging Congress to make voting mandatory. In this article, I examine the rights of felons, specifically their rights to vote while in mass incarceration. Since prisoners are not allowed to vote in most states, I argue why they should gain suffrage. From this article, I hope to provide and enlighten the reader on possible alternative solutions to prisoner voting.

Author Biography

Rebecka Sokoloff, Brandeis University

Undergraduate at Brandeis University, Class of 2022

Brandeis University Law Journal Spring 2021 Cover
Published
2021-05-10
Section
Articles