Wisconsin Congresswoman Introduces Bill To Provide Voting Info For Inmates

(Madison) Congresswoman Gwen Moore is sponsoring a bill that would provide voter information to detained and incarcerated people who are eligible to vote.  The Wisconsin Democrat introduced the Voter Information and Access Act (VIAA) last week in the U-S House.  Moore said, “in jails and prisons across the country, nearly a half-million individuals awaiting trial or on the precipice of release are being systematically disenfranchised and denied access to essential information about their voting rights.”  Her bill would provide information on voting eligibility, registration and access to absentee ballots and polling places.