DeKalb NAACP conducts voter registration for jail inmates
Standing: Sheriff Mann, DeKalb NAACP Political Action Chair Vivian Moore, and DeKalb NAACP President Teresa Hardy. Seated back: DeKalb NAACP Executive Member Louise Thompson with a new voter.  Seated, foreground:  Georgia State NAACP President Phyllis Blake and a new vote.

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Standing: Sheriff Mann, DeKalb NAACP Political Action Chair Vivian Moore, and DeKalb NAACP President Teresa Hardy. Seated back: DeKalb NAACP Executive Member Louise Thompson with a new voter.  Seated, foreground:  Georgia State NAACP President Phyllis Blake and a new vote.
Standing: Sheriff Mann, DeKalb NAACP Political Action Chair Vivian Moore, and DeKalb NAACP President Teresa Hardy. Seated back: DeKalb NAACP Executive Member Louise Thompson with a new voter.  Seated, foreground:  Georgia State NAACP President Phyllis Blake and a new vote.

Inmates at the DeKalb County jail will have another opportunity to register to vote, thanks to the DeKalb branch of the NAACP. 

Volunteers of the DeKalb NAACP are returning to the jail on Aug. 30 to distribute and collect forms for qualified inmates who want to vote by absentee ballot in the Nov. 6 General Election.

Officials said 73 inmates became registered voters on June 28 with the assistance of the NAACP.

“Individuals who are incarcerated and awaiting trial during election season should not have to be deprived of the right to cast a ballot,” said DeKalb County Sheriff Jeffrey L. Mann. “In Georgia, jail detainees can still vote, unless they are already convicted felons.  Even those who have been convicted of a felony can apply to have voting rights restored.  Our partnership with the DeKalb NAACP allows us to share valuable information with men and women in our custody who want to exercise the right to vote.”

One comment

  • Khari Lewis

    August 24, 2018 at 11:41 am

    DeKalb NAACP show yourself present! We see you! Let us young folks know you haven’t vanished and there’s room to join your ranks. Kudos to the NAACP! Every voice counts.

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