I appreciate Brooke Adams' "Utah lenient when it comes to former prisoners voting" (Tribune Sept. 28). At the Disability Law Center, where I am the voting access program director, it is our job to protect and advocate for the rights of people with disabilities, including individuals on probation and parole.
Over the past six weeks, we have conducted voting rights presentations across Utah and helped people register to vote.
A frequent misperception is that individuals with felony convictions cannot vote. We addressed this myth head-on at the Department of Corrections' four halfway houses. Each time we asked, "Can you vote in Utah if you are on probation or parole," the answer was "No."