In December, 2019, as a result of relentless advocacy from the Institute and its partners – including people with criminal convictions whose votes had been taken from them – New Jersey passed a law restoring the vote to 83,000 people on probation and parole.
In the July primary election, some of those people voted for the first time since the law was passed – and some for the first time ever.
Now we must encourage all people impacted by this law to register and vote in upcoming elections!
Our vote is our voice in a democracy.
Watch these short videos to hear from some of the people who got their voices back about why this is so important to them.
To learn more about this year's election, including how to cast your vote, please visit njisj.org/vote