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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

MARYLAND MAY RESTORE VOTING RIGHTS TO EX-CONVICTS


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Last week, the Democrats’ leadership signaled that they would vote to [override the Maryland governor's veto. If successful,]  Maryland will join the 13 states, plus the District of Columbia, that allow all people with felony convictions who have left prison to vote in elections. 


Three states -- Kentucky, Iowa and Florida -- permanently revoke voting rights for all people convicted of a felony [another eight may revoke the right to vote permanently depending on certain criteria] while two states -- Maine and Vermont -- never strip felons of their voting rights.
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State By State Voting Laws
Interactive Version Of This Map At The Link
http://felonvoting.procon.org/view.additional-resource.php?resourceID=006025