‘If Our Black Men Knew They Could Register and Vote … We Would Take it Over’: Ex-Felon Gets Voting Rights Restored

“It’s an amazing feeling to be able to vote,” Flowers said last weekend. “It’s one of those things that you don’t know how important it is until you don’t have it.” Flowers didn’t have that right for ten years. He spent two years in a Georgia prison after being convicted on felony drug charges. He spent the past eight years on probation. He says he’s finally “off paper” and is eligible to vote.