KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Voting advocates worked to clarify who can vote in the Nov. 3 election, according to Michigan's laws.
The NAACP said there has been misconceptions about voting rights for residents with felony convictions, that they're not eligible to vote.
Members of the community wanted to spread the word that Michigan residents with felony records are still able to vote. Michigan law states any individual with a felony who is not serving a sentence is eligible to vote, even if they are on parole or probation.
President of the NAACP, Metropolitan Kalamazoo Branch Wendy Fields said she believes this information will have a positive impact on Michigan residents.
“ I think that they will feel like they have been fully restored as citizens," Fields said. "I think the awareness that will go out from there is going to encourage others to vote and I think the voting participation is going to go up."
To find out if you're eligible to vote, visit the Secretary of State office's website.