Last updated on: 4/25/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Elizabeth A. Wahler, MSW Biography

Title:
Former Researcher at the University of Kentucky Center on Drug and Alcohol Research
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Felons Who Have Completed Their Sentence (Incarceration, Probation, and Parole) Be Allowed to Vote?"
Reasoning:

“State legislators should examine the wisdom of the current policy and consider placing a constitutional amendment on the ballot to allow voters to support automatic restoration of rights upon completion of sentence.”

“Losing the Right to Vote: Perceptions of Permanent Disenfranchisement and the Civil Rights Restoration Application Process in the State of Kentucky,” Apr. 2006

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Individuals with PhD's, JD's, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to felon voting issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to felon voting issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Former Researcher, University of Kentucky Center on Drug and Alcohol Research
  • April 2006, Author, “Losing the Right to Vote: Perceptions of Permanent Disenfranchisement and the Civil Rights Restoration Application Process in the State of Kentucky,” a report for The Sentencing Project
Education:
  • MSW, School Unknown
Other:
  • None found