Voter Empowerment resources

Lawsuit to restor Voting Rights in Kentucky - looking for additional plaintiffs

KFTC's primary strategy for restoring voting rights to Kentuckians with felonies in their past is to change Kentucky's Constitution to permanently grant the right to vote to all 312,000 Kentuckians who don't have the right to vote now.  But our Voting Rights Strategy Team, made up of directly effected people and other members from all over the state, has decided to additionally get involved in a lawsuit arguing that the current system is arbitrary and unconstitutional.

Our most immediate task is to find people who have lost their right to vote to join our list of plaintiffs for the case. 

If you do not have the right to vote because of felony disenfranchisement in Kentucky and you're off of probation and parole, and you'd like to join the lawuit as a plaintiff, please reach out to Dave Newton as soon as possible at Dave@kftc.org or 859-420-8919.  Our deadline to reach out to people to add them is Friday, January 25th.

Below is the press release sent out by our allies about the case.

Source/Author: Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Voting Rights Petition 2019

Petition for broad public circulation in favor of voting rights for people with felonies in their past.

Source/Author: Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Vote Sign 2016

2016 Register to Vote sign

Source/Author: Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Voting Rights Powerpoint!

This powerpoint presentation was used for a "Power Up!" webinar on our work to restore voting rights for former felons, an overview of the history of voting rights in Kentucky, and some information regarding the potential impact of more stringent voter id laws.

Source/Author: Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Background Information about Voter Identification Laws in Kentucky and beyond

This document contains information about the current voter identification law in Kentucky, the impacts that proposed changes to the law may have on Kentuckians, KFTC's position on voter identification, and other resources.

Source/Author: Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Zombie Handbill 2012

Zombie Handbill 2012

Source/Author: Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Nuts and Bolts of Voter Registration

Here is a short "Nuts and Bolts of Voter Registration" information sheet to quickly guide you through how to register voters in Kentucky.  If you are organizing a voter registration drive, this is a helpful tool to bring with you to answer many of the questions that may come up! 

Source/Author: Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Chapter Development Armchair Seminar: Planning a Voter Registration Drive!

Did you miss last night's monthly Chapter Development Armchair Seminar that focused on how to register and empower voters in your chapter or other local area?  If so, you can still check out the information by downloading the Power Point slide and some of the presenter's notes now!

Source/Author: Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Restoration of Voting Rights factsheet

This fact sheet discusses proposed legislation to restore voting rights to former felons through an amendment to the Kentucky constitution.

Source/Author: Kentuckians For The Commonwealth