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Anthony Kent spent practically 5 years in jail and jail within the state. He knew he wished to vote after he bought out, however he did not know he may or the best way to do it.
Anthony’s mother, Teri Quintana, picked up a packet with fundamental info he would wish for all times after jail. After digging round, Teri realized the packet’s two voter kinds wrongly mentioned individuals on parole in Colorado weren’t allowed to vote.
After seeing the kinds, Anthony mistakenly believed that he was not allowed to vote. The collection of outdated and incorrect kinds virtually saved him, and sure others, from voting.
The variety of previously incarcerated individuals in Colorado has grown to almost 30,000 since 2019. Whereas 4 in 5 eligible voters are registered statewide, just one in 3 eligible previously incarcerated individuals are registered.
Individuals on parole CAN register to vote. They need to obtain the proper kinds from a parole officer. They’ll register to vote up till the day of an election — June 28 for the midterm main elections this yr — with U.S. Senate, U.S. Home of Representatives, governor and different state and county races on the poll — or Nov. 8 for the midterm common elections. Subsequent yr, Denver could have metropolis elections for mayor and metropolis council.
HERE’S HOW TO SIGN UP TO VOTE IF YOU ARE ON PAROLE
1) Have a sound driver’s license OR Colorado state ID and Social Safety 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 Division of Motor Autos, Well being and Human Providers or County Clerks’ workplaces.