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When states make it easier to vote, more people vote. Kentucky makes voting extra hard.

Amidst a surge of turnout during early voting this year in several other states, Kentucky is left out: Most Kentucky voters have to wait until Election Day and they will have only 12 hours (6 a.m. to 6 p.m.) to vote.

Felony Voting Ban: "Double Jeopardy" in Kentucky?

They've paid their dues for mistakes of their past, however an estimated 300,000 Kentuckians are not allowed to cast a ballot on Election Day.

Kentucky is one of four states that takes away the voting power of all people with a felony conviction for their entire lifetime.

Why So Many Kentuckians Are Barred From Voting on Tuesday, and for Life

Nationwide, some 6.2 million citizens cannot vote or hold office because they have felony records. But only Kentucky, Iowa and Florida impose lifetime bans, and polls indicate that Floridians are poised to approve a constitutional amendment on Tuesday that would restore rights to 1.4 million residents who have completed their sentences.

Today we say thank you. Tomorrow, we organize.

A healthy democracy is the foundation of our vision for Kentucky. That’s why we work so hard to help people participate. Our vision is bigger than any one election, and yesterday we inched a little closer to the democracy we deserve and the government we need.

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