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Julie Coleman has felony drug crimes on her record, so she was surprised to learn earlier this year she has the right to vote in Alabama. But to her disappointment, after she tried to register, she received a letter from the county registrar’s office saying she was not eligible.

“I worked so hard to get my record expunged to be the person that I am today,” Coleman said. “It really made me feel like all my efforts were not good enough.”

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