​​The NSW Council for Civil Liberties has called on the NSW Electoral Matters Committee to remove the restrictions on incarcerated people’s ability to vote.

Under the current NSW electoral act, an individual who’s been convicted of an offense and is serving a sentence of 12 months or more, is unable to vote.

This disproportionally affects First Nations Australians in incarceration, who are overrepresented in the system.

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Produced By: Ash Taylor

Featured In Story: Dr Lukas Carey – Criminologist and Researcher at the University of New England

First aired on The Wire, Monday 15 April 2024