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March 23, 2009 -- (US)

State-By-State Look At Felon Voting Restoration

From Associated Press

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(AP) - States use a variety of approaches to deal with the issue of restoring voting rights to felons.

Voting Rights Not Taken Away (Prisoners May Vote):


Voting Rights Restored After Release From Prison:

-District of Columbia
-New Hampshire
-North Dakota
-Rhode Island

Voting Rights Restored After Release From Prison And Completion Of Parole:

-New York
-South Dakota.

Voting Rights Restored After Completion Of Prison, Parole And Probation:

-New Jersey
-New Mexico
-North Carolina
-South Carolina
-West Virginia

Voting Rights For Some Felony Convictions Only Restored On An Individual Basis


Voting Rights Denied To All With Felony Convictions, Unless Government Approves Individual Rights Restoration:


Source: The Sentencing Project, Brennan Center for Justice.

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