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Pete's statement on Mayor Bill de Blasio's Attempt to turn Rikers Island into a voter mill

On Tuesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the city’s Board of Elections will launch an effort to help Rikers Island detainees register to vote and cast absentee ballots if they’re in custody, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday.

State law prohibits a person serving time for a felony or on parole from voting. Felons who have served their time and are not on parole are free to vote.

Aides to the mayor said the Board of Elections will work with the Legal Aid Society to get detainees on the voting rolls.

There are an estimated 8,000 people on Rikers, but city officials said they expect about 6,000 to be eligible to vote. The vast majority of detainees on the island jail have not yet been convicted of a crime. Most of them are awaiting trial or are in custody because they could not afford bail.

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