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 NebraskaContinue reading “Bill would immediately restore voting rights to ex-felons”

Election’s coming: Know your voting rights

With the 2016 election just a few weeks away, this essay from the Collateral Consequences Resource Center is a good reminder of the importance of knowing the voting laws in your state – especially if you have been convicted of a crime. In Nebraska, people with felony convictions can vote, with a few caveats. HereContinue reading “Election’s coming: Know your voting rights”

Yes, ex-felons in Nebraska can register to vote

Secretary of State John Gale Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale takes issue with an ACLU of Nebraska survey in which half of the county election officials in the state apparently provided incorrect information to the question whether former felons can register to vote. Nonetheless, Gale says the answer to that question is yes –Continue reading “Yes, ex-felons in Nebraska can register to vote”