Anthony Kent spent almost 5 years in jail and jail within the state. He knew he needed to vote after he bought out, however he did not know he might or do it.
Anthony’s mother, Teri Quintana, picked up a packet with primary data he would wish for all times after jail. After digging round, Teri realized the packet’s two voter varieties wrongly stated folks on parole in Colorado weren’t allowed to vote.
After seeing the varieties, Anthony mistakenly believed that he was not allowed to vote. The collection of outdated and incorrect varieties nearly stored him, and certain others, from voting.
The variety of previously incarcerated folks in Colorado has grown to just about 30,000 since 2019. While 4 in 5 eligible voters are registered statewide, just one in 3 eligible previously incarcerated individuals are registered.
People on parole CAN register to vote. They ought to obtain the right varieties from a parole officer. They can register to vote up till the day of an election — June 28 for the midterm main elections this 12 months — with U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, governor and different state and county races on the poll — or Nov. 8 for the midterm basic elections. Next 12 months, Denver may have metropolis elections for mayor and metropolis council.
HERE’S HOW TO SIGN UP TO VOTE IF YOU ARE ON PAROLE
1) Have a legitimate driver’s license OR Colorado state ID and Social Security card prepared.
2) Register on-line at govotecolorado.gov OR register in-person at one of many 300 voter registration businesses within the state, together with the Department of Motor Vehicles, Health and Human Services or County Clerks’ workplaces.