Felon Voting Rights Amendment Passes in Senate

Coverage here at cn|2. The bill would create a ballot initiative for the fall where the general population would vote on a Constitutional Amendment to allow lawmakers to set the standards for when felons get voting rights back. This doesn’t directly affect the expungement issue, and it would still be at least a year before we know what the requirements will be to restore voting rights, but some felons who aren’t eligible for expungement/vacation of their conviction under the new bill could have a way to regain voting rights with this approach.

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