This EIA examines voting rights under guardianship. While those rights are fundamental and constitutionally protected, the states take different approaches in denying or allowing voting rights to persons under guardianship. The EIA and its appendix explore & summarize state laws. The EIA proposes that such voting rights should not be revoked without individual review of the person's capacity to understand & participate in the electoral process.
Michele J. Feinstein, Esq., is a shareholder at Shatz, Schwartz, and Fentin, P.C., in Springfield, Mass. She concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning and administration, elder law, probate litigation, guardianships and conservatorships, health law, corporate and business planning and representation of closely held businesses and their owners, and representation of physicians in their individual and group practices.
David K. Webber, Esq., is an associate at Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin P.C. He practices in the areas of guardianships and conservatorships, business transactions, business planning, estate planning and estate administration, probate litigation, Department of Veterans Affairs benefits appeals, taxation, and real estate.
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