Advocacy Group Files Suit Over Voting Rights For Institutionalized Individuals

(March 1, 2016, 1:59 PM EST) -- NEW ALBANY, Ind. — The Indiana Protection and Advocacy Services Commission and an individual filed a class complaint Feb. 25 in Indiana federal court accusing state officials of discriminating against individuals with mental illness who reside in institutions by impeding their right to vote (Indiana Protection and Advocacy Services Commission, et al. v. Indiana Secretary of State, et al., No. 16-29, S.D. Ind.).

(Complaint available. Document #43-160304-007C.)

Indiana Code Section 3-5-5-17 provides that individuals committed to an Indiana institution may not gain residency for voting purposes...
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