Former inmates on parole speak about getting the right to vote

New Jersey joins 16 other states in automatically allowing people released from prison ability to cast a ballot

Early ballot data already show this election cycle is bringing out a record number of first-time voters. Not the least of which are thousands of former prison inmates and people with criminal records who have had their right to vote restored. The bill allowing for that was signed into law in December, and as Correspondent Leah Mishkin reports, it’s considered a watershed moment for roughly 83,000 New Jersey residents who want their voices heard and their votes counted.

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