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Under current legislation, people serving time in prison do not have the right to vote - but this is in question after the European Court on Human Rights ruled that Britain must remove its blanket ban on prisoners voting by Friday 23rd November.
The Prime Minister has said that he does not agree with the principle of prisoners having the right to vote, but MPs are being told to look again at giving prisoners the vote.
Under European law, the right to vote is seen as a human right, so Britain's ban on votes for inmates is illegal.
But, some of those who have been victims of crime say that by granting those in prison the chance to vote it marks the start of another battle to make their voices heard.
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