Protecting Convicted Voters
The author of this proposal repealed GA 419 'Voting Equality for Freed Inmates' on the grounds that it prohibited the World Assembly from requiring member nations to extend suffrage to prisoners. We then opposed the repeal, saying "the right to vote is core to a person's relationship with a democratic society. It would be proportionate for such a society to strip such rights from those who would undermine it for the duration of their punishment".
Our view so remains; in that light, we recommend a vote against "Protecting Convicted Voters" and hope for reinstatement of a policy similar to that in (now-repealed) GA 419.
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