6 Million Lost Voters: State-Level Estimates of Felony Disenfranchisement

The Sentencing Project 

(October 2016)
The Sentencing Project: 6 Million Lost Voters

According to the authors, in this election year, the question of voting restrictions is once again receiving great public attention. This report is intended to update and expand our previous work on the scope and distribution of felony disenfranchisement in the United States (see Uggen, Shannon, and Manza 2012; Uggen and Manza 2002; Manza and Uggen 2006). The numbers presented here represent our best assessment of the state of felony disenfranchisement as of the November 2016 election.