I support the automatic restoration of voting rights and have participated in grassroots lobby days in Frankfort on the issue. As an elected official, I was able to work across the aisle on Louisville Metro Council to get unanimous support for a Resolution to send to Frankfort asking the legislature to do its job and pass restoration of voting rights legislation.

We can take additional steps to increase voting access and voting rights by implementing policies including same-day voter registration (like 11 other states in our country), by focusing on low voter turn-out areas with “pop-up” voting sites on vacant properties (similar to the Resurfaced initiative but focusing on civic engagement) so that we shorten the distance that some people have to travel to get to their polling location, and allowing absentee voting without an excuse (like 27 other states in our country).