How Often Do People Vote While Incarcerated? Evidence from Maine and Vermont

  title={How Often Do People Vote While Incarcerated? Evidence from Maine and Vermont},
  author={Ariel White and Avery Nguyen},
  journal={The Journal of Politics},
  pages={568 - 572}
Recent debates about enfranchising incarcerated people raise the question of how many additional votes such policies would generate. Existing research finds very low voter participation among previously incarcerated people, but it remains unclear how often people might vote from prison if given the opportunity. We use data from states that allow people to vote while incarcerated for felony crimes, to address this question. We merge prison records with the voter file to estimate how many… 
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