Law Forum : State Felon Voting Laws

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  1. cherryblossom

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    State Felon Voting Laws
    (Current as of Mar. 12, 2010)


    The legal ability of people with felony convictions to vote varies from state to state. Some states allow felons to vote from prison while other states permanently ban felons from voting even after being released from prison, parole, and probation, and having paid all their fines.

    The chart below provides links to each state's laws on felon voting and places each US state within one of five categories ranging from harshest (column A) to least restrictive (column E). For the 12 most restrictive states in column A more details have been provided, including applications for re-enfranchisement and clemency.

    No federal laws exist on felon voting per se. Felon voting has not been regulated federally although some argue that Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act can be applied to felon disenfranchisement and that Congress has the authority to legislate felon voting in federal elections.

    http://felonvoting.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=000286
     
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    Thankz for sharing this ...again the LAW makers at work
     
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