In Illinois, there are roughly 38,000 people incarcerated in state prisons, unable to vote but still impacted by the decisions of elected officials. Of those incarcerated, 55 percent are Black and 43 percent are between the ages of 18 and 35. We are disenfranchising our young, Black Illinoisans.
All Illinois citizens deserve voting rights. Senate Bill 828 would end felony disenfranchisement in Illinois and restore the right to vote to people in prison.