City Council approves resolution to support voter re-enfranchisement
The Minneapolis City Council approved a resolution supporting the “Restore Your Voice” initiative on Aug. 8, 2008. The resolution seeks to encourage voter registration and turnout among ex-felons who have served their time and have had their right to vote restored.
In Minnesota, a person cannot vote while serving a sentence as a result of a felony conviction. However, once ex-felons have completed their full sentence — including probation and/or parole, their right to vote is automatically restored.
Broad voter participation is fundamental to a strong democratic society, and the City of Minneapolis believes that full enfranchisement of every eligible voter will result in the election of high quality leaders, truly representative of their constituents.
Council Resolution (PDF)
Restore your vote initiative fact sheet (PDF)
State of Minnesota fact sheet on restoration of civil rights (PDF)
Downloadable flyer 8.5" X 11" (PDF)
Downloadable poster 11" X 17" (PDF)
Last updated Jan. 18, 2012