Voting is a fundamental right in our democracy. The ACLU of Virginia is dedicated to protecting and expanding the freedom to vote. The Commonwealth has a history of limiting access to the polls and ballot, particularly along racial lines. To this day, felon disenfranchisement, in which individuals with felony convictions are permanently barred from voting, continues to disproportionately impact African-Americans of voting age. The ACLU of Virginia seeks to ensure racial equality in the electoral process.