Faith in Minnesota
Jewish Community Action
Joint Religious Legislative Coalition
Minnesota Catholic Conference
Minnesota Council of Churches
Minnesota Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Alliance
Direct Service Organizations
African Immigrant Services
American Indian OIC
Goodwill/Easter Seals MN
Integrated Community Solutions, Inc.
L.I.F.E. In Recovery
MN Adult and Teen Challenge
MN Community Action Partnership
Minnesota Recovery Connection
The Neighborhood Hub
Open Access Connections
St. Stephen’s Human Services
Civic Engagement and Advocacy Organizations
ACLU of Minnesota
African American Leadership Forum (AALF)
Center for Victims of Torture
Children’s Defense Fund-Minnesota
Citizens for Election Integrity Minnesota
Common Cause MN
Don’t Complain Activate
Growth & Justice
Land Stewardship Project
League of Women Voters Minnesota
Let The People Vote
Metropolitan Interfaith Council on Affordable Housing (MICAH)
Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
Minnesota Freedom Fund
Minnesota Justice Research Center
MN Second Chance Coalition
Minnesotans Standing Together to End Poverty (MNSTEP)
New Justice Project
Organizing Apprenticeship Project
People For the American Way
People Power Twin Cities
Prison Policy Initiative
The Advocates for Human Rights
The Sentencing Project
TONE U.P. Inc.
Until We Are All Free
We Are All Criminals
World Without Genocide
Public Safety / Legal
Association of Minnesota Counties
Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Minnesota Community Corrections Association
Minnesota Corrections Association
Minnesota County Attorneys Association
Minnesota State Public Defender
For more information, to get updates on voting restoration work, or to have your organization added to this list, contact JaNaé Bates at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get to know Restore the Vote stats, courtesy of Dr. Chris Uggen, Regents Professor of Sociology at the University of Minnesota, and the paper he co-authored “Locked Out 2022: Estimates of People Denied Voting Rights.”
Laws in 48 states ban people with felony convictions from voting, an estimated 4.6 million Americans in 2022. Two percent of the voting-age population is ineligible to vote.
There’s a national trend toward reenfranchising people who are no longer incarcerated: Eight states have restored the vote to all non-incarcerated people in just the past six years.
- An estimated 4.6 million people are disenfranchised due to a felony conviction. That’s down 24 percent since 2016 as more states enacted policies to curtail this practice and state prison populations declined modestly.
- Three out of four people disenfranchised live in their communities, having completed their sentences or remaining supervised on probation or parole.
- One in 19 Black Americans of voting age is disenfranchised, which is 5.3% of adult Black Americans. That rate is 3.5 times the rate for non-Black Americans.
- Conservatively, at least 506,000 Latinx Americans – 1.7 percent of the voting-eligible population – are disenfranchised.
NOTE: The data in the report is based on estimates, not headcounts, which were unstable during the pandemic.
Disenfranchisement among Black adults is about 4.4X higher than disenfranchisement among the total adult population and about 5.3X higher than among non-Black adults.