Bill would immediately restore voting rights to ex-felons

Nebraska Sen. Justin Wayne has introduced legislation that would immediately restore voting rights to felons who have served their time, eliminating the current two-year waiting period.

The story is reported in the Lincoln Journal-Star.

Approximately 7,819 former felons in Nebraska were restricted from voting in the 2010 elections, the ACLU reported. Every year, the Nebraska Department of Corrections estimates 2,000 people with a felony conviction complete their sentence.

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One thought on “Bill would immediately restore voting rights to ex-felons

  1. Hi, I'm a native from New York City. Great to hear about this. Sounds like this is LB-75 and LB-76 in your Legislature. I've also hear that same day there was a bill introduced called LB-60. Heard anything about it ? Something to do with sex offenders dating ladies with children ?

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