Bill to immediately restore ex-felon voting rights closer to approval

The Nebraska Legislature gave initial approval to a bill that would allow ex-felons to regain their right to vote immediately after completing their prison sentence or probation. There is currently a two year wait before voting rights can be restored.

The Legislature gave first round approval to the bill (LB 75) on Friday. It must clear two more votes before being sent to the governor. The initial vote was 28-8 in favor of the bill.

More information here.

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