The District of Columbia allows incarcerated people to vote, a rarity in the U.S.

By: - June 21, 2022 6:30 am
District of Columbia residents Gregory Barnhart (left) and Kortez Trasvant are serving time for felonies in the D.C. jail, but both have become politically active and plan on casting ballots this year. Washington, D.C., Maine, and Vermont all allow people to vote while incarcerated for felonies | Screenshot by Kira Lerner

District of Columbia residents Gregory Barnhart (left) and Kortez Trasvant are serving time for felonies in the D.C. jail, but both have become politically active and plan on casting ballots this year. Washington, D.C., Maine, and Vermont all allow people to vote while incarcerated for felonies | Screenshot by Kira Lerner

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Kira Lerner
Kira Lerner

Kira Lerner is the democracy reporter for States Newsroom in Washington, D.C. She has previously covered voting, criminal justice, and civil rights issues for publications including Votebeat and The Appeal.

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