All American citizens over the age of 18, felon or not, should be able to vote.

All American citizens over the age of 18, felon or not, should be able to vote.

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Selin Sevilmis started this petition to U.S. Governors and

The right to vote is a basic American and democratic principle that our nation is built upon and should never be denied to the citizens of our country. Voting rights should be protected, practiced, and encouraged amongst our people at all costs. An American citizen that is of 18 years of age or older should be able to exercise this no matter the circumstances.

Stripping this right from people who are convicted felons compromises our entire democratic system and beliefs, and leads to a disproportionate representation of certain groups. In most states, citizens with felonies have either temporarily or permanently had their voting rights taken away from them. There are 14 states in which felons who have completed their sentence do not receive automatic restoration of their right to vote.

There is an existing barrier to the issue of justice system reform in that groups of people who want to make a change may be unable to do so due to their inability to vote. This is just one problem with our system that highlights the disparity in our voting population and obstructs the principles and foundation of the democracy of our country.

You can make a difference and restore the principles of our nation through signing onto this petition in order to allow access to all American citizens to their most basic right.

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