ALBANY, Ga. — The Post-Release Intervention Counseling Service will hold a voter registration drive Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. in the Southside Pool Room at 310 Highland Avenue.
Citizens 18 and over are invited to participate in the registration drive, but officials with the counseling service are making a special appeal to ex-offenders who may have thought they’d lost their voting privileges forever.
The Rev. Henry Mathis notes that Georgia’s Constitution and election code state that an offender can vote once he or she has completed all court sentences, including incarceration, fines, restitution, probation and parole, so long as the offender meets other requirements of Georgia citizenship, age and residency.
Post-Release Intervention Counseling Service was founded in 2008 by Mathis. It is a nonprofit organization that provides post-release counseling throughout the state of Georgia in an effort to reduce recidivism.
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