“Alabama election officials remain confused over which felons should be able to vote”

AL.com:

A number of election officials across Alabama remain confused about the impacts of a sweeping new felon disenfranchisement law, according to interviews this week with registrars representing 12 counties.

The new law, which took effect in August, clarified which felons are allowed to vote and what steps they need to take to restore that right.

But four registrars told AL.com this week that they were not entirely clear about the intricacies of the law and how it applies to their duties. And multiple nonprofits and advocates told AL.com last month that they were working with people who were being wrongly barred from regaining the right to vote because the law is not being properly and consistently followed.

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