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Joshua A. Douglas - Voting Rights Reform

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Joshua A. Douglas - Voting Rights Reform

Renee discusses voting rights reform initiatives with Joshua A. Douglas, University of Kentucky College of Law Professor and author of Vote for US: How to Take Back Our Elections and Change the Future of Voting.
S14 E25 Length 26:32 Premiere: 4.21.19

Encouraging Trends in Voting Rights Reform

A thriving democracy depends on having engaged citizens.

But what if many of them don’t even bother to vote? About 61 percent of eligible Americans voted in the 2016 presidential election; only about 50 percent voted in the 2018 midterms.

And in the 2015 governor’s race in the commonwealth, about 31 percent of registered voters cast a ballot. That means even fewer people picked the actual winners.

“About 16 percent of eligible Kentuckians chose our elected officials statewide,” says voting rights expert Joshua Douglas. “That’s just not good enough.”

Douglas is a professor at the University of Kentucky College of Law and author of the new book “Vote for US: How to Take Back Our Elections and Change the Future of Voting.” He appeared on KET’s Connections to share ways to increase voter participation in America.

When people talk about voting issues, the discussion often focuses on concerns about voter suppression or election fraud. But from his research into these issues, Douglas says the news isn’t all doom and gloom.

“There’s a lot of good news on the ground in communities all over the country, where people are working to promote positive reforms,” he says, “ways to make it easier to participate and more inclusive and bring more people into the political process.”

In his book, Douglas highlights a range of efforts to expand voting rights and voter participation.

“Change is possible and it’s not from entrenched politicians or the elite, it’s from everyday Americans,” says the professor. “All of us can do it in our communities, it’s already happening, and so I hope people are inspired by those stories.”

Second Chances for Felons
Kentucky and Iowa are the worst states in the nation for felon disenfranchisement, according to Douglas. But the testimony of a Covington man helped start to turn that tide in the commonwealth.

West Powell was 18 years old when he received a felony conviction for stealing a car radio from a salvage yard. Douglas says after Powell served his time, he got his life back on track, starting a business and a family.

In many states, Powell’s voting rights would have been restored after he completed his sentence for such a crime. But not in Kentucky.

Nearly 30 years later, Powell got to tell the story of his conviction and his successful reentry into society to state lawmakers who were debating a felony expungement measure. His testimony helped inspire legislators to pass a bipartisan bill in 2016 that gives certain low-level, non-violent felony offenders a process to have their criminal records expunged and their voting rights restored.

“Kentucky’s worst-in-the-country felony disenfranchisement law got a little bit better because someone like West Powell was willing to speak up,” he says.

Building the Youth Vote
Douglas says one of the best ways to foster politically active adults is to get them engaged when they are young. He says civics education in K-12 schools should be revamped to move beyond the fundamentals of government and passing legislation. He says some social studies classes are now learning something called “action civics,” which encourages students to work on a problem in their communities.

For example, Douglas tells of a class at a Washington, D.C., magnet school that successfully lobbied for free public transportation for students as a way to reduce tardiness.

“Those kids are never going to forget the importance of engaging in one’s democracy,” he says.

Other municipalities have coupled an emphasis on civics with a lower voting age. Douglas says several Maryland communities as well as Berkeley, Calif., have lowed the voting age to 16 for some local elections. Early results show that those younger teens turn out at twice the rate of 18- to 24-year olds.

“So if we can get 16- and 17-year olds to vote in the local elections on issues that really matter to them,” says Douglas, “[like] school board or local policies regarding climate change, then they have a much greater likelihood of becoming habitual voters.”

But Douglas says Kentucky statutes prevent cities and counties from adopting their own election laws, so local teen voting experiments like the ones in Maryland and California couldn’t happen here.

Other Voting Reforms
The ability to register to vote when you get a driver’s license has been available in most states for years. Now 17 states will automatically register you to vote when you apply for a new license or renew an existing one. Douglas contends that makes it easier for states to maintain accurate voter rolls by eliminating people who have moved to another jurisdiction or have died.

Other states are exploring ways to make the voting process more convenient. Some offer longer voting hours, or the opportunity to vote on the Saturday before Election Day. Other places allow early voting in person or by mail before Election Day without an excuse. Douglas says that doesn’t result in dramatically higher turnout, but it does make easier for those already inclined to vote.

Turnout is higher, through, among locales using voting centers and allowing vote by mail, according to the professor. Colorado pioneered the idea of voting centers, whereby a person can vote at any specially designated location in their county, whether it’s in their home precinct or not. Once the voter checks in, they receive a ballot that contains the contests for their home address. Douglas says all the voting centers are electronically connected so a person can only vote once. He says this gives working people more flexibility where they cast their ballots. Despite the upfront costs, Douglas says voting centers would ultimately save taxpayer dollars.

“You no longer have to have multiple precincts, you no longer have to pay as many poll workers, so actually it leads to reduced costs in the long term and higher turnout as people understand the convenience of the vote-center model,” he says.

Four states now offer a vote-by-mail option (also called vote at home) in which every voter automatically receives a ballot in the mail, whether they request it or not.

“So they have the time to research issues,” Douglas says, “and then either mail the ballot in or drop it off at a secure drop box. That’s a form of early voting that actually costs less and the voters love it.”

Reforms Seen by Some as a ‘Power Grab’
Opponents of such voting reforms fear they could benefit one party over another or lead to greater voter fraud.  In January, Congressional Democrats proposed legislation to regulate campaign finance, end partisan gerrymandering, mandate national automatic voter registration, make Election Day a holiday for federal employees, and other reforms.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) responded by calling the legislation a “power grab” that should be titled the “Democrat Politician Protection Act.”

Douglas contends voter fraud is vastly overstated, and usually only occurs in local elections on the rare occasions that it does happen. As for politicians who fear voting reforms might advantage their opponents, Douglas says those candidates should focus on earning the votes of people who are new to the process.

“I don’t think we should think about these types of reforms with respect to the political implications,” he says. “Let the best ideas and the best candidates win.”

Douglas concedes not all reforms will be implemented, especially something as dramatic as the mandatory voting law that Australia has. (Failure to cast a ballot there results in a $20 fine.)

“I don’t think we need to implement something like that,” he says, “but if we adopt many or all of the reforms that are already working in places around the country, I think we can get to much higher voter participation and a democracy that we’ll really be proud of.”

If Kentucky can implement even a few of these reforms, Douglas says the commonwealth will foster a larger, more engaged electorate in the years ahead.

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Scott Hesseltine - S11 E32

  • Wednesday May 27, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Jessie Laine Powell - S11 E31

  • Tuesday May 26, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Oral Health Care In Kentucky - S11 E30

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Criminal Justice Reform - Cherise Fanno Burdeen - S13 E34

  • Wednesday May 27, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET
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Kishonna Gray - S11 E29

  • Friday May 22, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Gretchen Hunt - S11 E28

  • Thursday May 21, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Dr. Erin Frazier - S11 E27

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Crystal Wilkinson - S11 E26

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Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes - S11 E25

  • Monday May 18, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Shining a Spotlight on Epilepsy - S13 E35

  • Sunday May 24, 2020 8:00 am ET on KETKY
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  • Wednesday May 20, 2020 11:30 pm ET on KET
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  • Sunday May 17, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET2
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Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention - S11 E24

  • Friday May 15, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
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A Tribute to Georgia Davis Powers - S11 E18

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Andrew Brennen - S11 E17

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Anthony Smith - S11 E16

  • Tuesday May 12, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday May 12, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Wayne Lewis - S11 E15

  • Monday May 11, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday May 11, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Julie Cerel - Youth Suicide Prevention - S14 E29

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  • Wednesday May 13, 2020 11:30 pm ET on KET
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Former Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear - S11 E11

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Miss Kentucky Clark Davis - S11 E10

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Ari Berman - S11 E9

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Allison Joseph - S11 E8

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Dorothy Butler Gilliam - S11 E7

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Dayna Seelig - S15 E12

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Colene Elridge - S14 E23

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Jacinda Townsend - S11 E6

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Kellie Blair Hardt - S11 E5

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Pellom McDaniels - S10 E30

  • Wednesday April 29, 2020 11:30 pm ET on KET
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Childhood Cancer - S11 E4

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The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia - Gerald Smith - S11 E3

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Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent Emmanuel Caulk - S11 E2

  • Monday April 27, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday April 27, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday April 27, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday April 27, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
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Season 14

The 'I Was Here' Project

S14 E36 Length 27:42 Premiere Date 8.4.19

Mike Runyon and Sherita Miller; Wendy Kobler

S14 E35 Length 26:57 Premiere Date 7.28.19

Filmmaker Lynn Novik

S14 E33 Length 28:27 Premiere Date 7.14.19

Brent Hutchinson; Christine Thompson - Education

S14 E32 Length 27:37 Premiere Date 7.7.19

Lieutenant Governor Jenean Hampton - Youth Mental Health

S14 E31 Length 26:32 Premiere Date 6.2.19

Julie Cerel - Youth Suicide Prevention

S14 E29 Length 26:32 Premiere Date 5.19.19

Dale Suttles - Sunrise Children's Services

S14 E28 Length 27:33 Premiere Date 5.12.19

Education in Rural Eastern Kentucky

S14 E27 Length 28:13 Premiere Date 5.5.19

Joshua A. Douglas - Voting Rights Reform

S14 E25 Length 26:32 Premiere Date 4.21.19

Jay Box - Ky. Community & Technical College System

S14 E24 Length 26:32 Premiere Date 4.14.19

Author and Life Coach Colene Elridge

S14 E23 Length 26:19 Premiere Date 4.7.19

FIRST STEP Act - Criminal Justice Reform

S14 E22 Length 27:44 Premiere Date 3.31.19

Cheryl A. Oldham

S14 E21 Length 26:38 Premiere Date 2.22.19

Linda Hampton - Early Childhood

S14 E20 Length 29:47 Premiere Date 2.15.19

Donald Mason

S14 E19 Length 26:34 Premiere Date 2.8.19

Community Action Council; First 5 Lex

S14 E18 Length 28:53 Premiere Date 2.1.19

Seamus Carey

S14 E17 Length 26:57 Premiere Date 1.25.19

Michael Benson

S14 E16 Length 27:32 Premiere Date 1.18.19

Dr. Aaron Thompson

S14 E14 Length 28:13 Premiere Date 1.11.19

Mary Todd Lincoln and Lincoln Lexington Walking Tour

S14 E13 Length 28:55 Premiere Date 12.14.18

Youth Suicide

S14 E12 Length 29:22 Premiere Date 12.7.18

Jean Schumm and Amanda Gale

S14 E11 Length 28:22 Premiere Date 11.16.18

M. Christopher Brown II

S14 E10 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 11.9.18

Frank Harris

S14 E9 Length 25:17 Premiere Date 11.2.18

U.S. Rep. Andy Barr

S14 E8 Length 29:16 Premiere Date 10.26.18

Amy McGrath

S14 E7 Length 29:02 Premiere Date 10.19.18

Kevin Chapman - Youth Mental Health

S14 E6 Length 28:47 Premiere Date 10.12.18

Carol Cecil; Resa Gonzalez - Youth Mental Health

S14 E5 Length 26:03 Premiere Date 10.5.18

Joe Bargione - Youth Mental Health

S14 E4 Length 28:57 Premiere Date 9.28.18

WKU President Timothy Caboni

S14 E3 Length 28:40 Premiere Date 9.21.18

Dr. Neeli Bendapudi

S14 E1 Length 28:47 Premiere Date 9.14.18

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