All prisoners should have the vote

All Welsh prisoners should be able to vote in Welsh elections, whatever their sentence. They should be given postal votes and vote as from their last home address. 

Why the contribution is important

Prisoners should not be punished by being deprived of the vote. Voting will hlep them rejoin society.

by johnkendall on December 17, 2018 at 04:45PM

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  • Posted by SeneddRhysJ December 17, 2018 at 21:34

    Thanks very much for sharing your view with us @johnkendall - you mentioned that they should be registered to their last home address. What approach do you think should be taken with those who are homeless prior to imprisonment?
  • Posted by johnkendall December 17, 2018 at 22:05

    They should be given a local authority address
  • Posted by SeneddRhysJ December 18, 2018 at 17:33

    Thanks @johnkendall - do you think they should be given the vote regardless of the severity of the offence they have committed? If so, why?

    Many have argued that there are plenty of ways a prisoner could be rehabilitated in order to join society (educational courses, opportunities to gain qualifications whilst in prison etc.) without allowing him or her to vote. Why do you think it's so important for a prisoner to be allowed to vote?
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